El silencio del rio

The Silence of the River | Die Stille des Flusses
Juan watches his father. Why does he sleep all day? How come he is only able to fish at night and he doesn’t tell stories anymore? The days in the floating house on the river are long and quiet, the nights lonely. In an attempt to understand what has befallen his dad, Juan sets out into the darkness. In the Amazon region, it’s said that humanity and nature are deeply intertwined. Juan finds the truth somewhere between dream and reality.
by Francesca Canepa
With Wilson Isminio Cruz, Roover Mesia, Luis Mesia
Peru 2020 Spanish 14’ Colour World premiere recommendation: 8 years and up

With

  • Wilson Isminio Cruz (Son)
  • Roover Mesia (Father)
  • Luis Mesia (Friend)

Crew

Written and directed byFrancesca Canepa
CinematographyChristian Valera
EditingGino Moreno
MusicKarin Zielinski
Sound DesignRaul Astete
SoundAngel Romero
Production DesignAaron Rojas
CostumesJulio Guerrero
Assistant DirectorSofía Betancourt
Production ManagerJimena Hospina
ProducerJimena Hospina
Executive ProducersFrancesca Canepa, Alejandro Noriega
Co-producerAlejandro Noriega
Co-productionRebeca, Peru

Produced by

Candú Films

Lima, Peru

+51 946 225418

World sales

Lights On

Turin, Italy

+39 366 1812097

www.lightsonfilm.com/ www.lightsonfilm.com/

Francesca Canepa

The Peruvian filmmaker studied film at the University of Montpellier and camera at the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC) in Terrassa, Catalonia. Her short film Aya, shot in the Peruvian Andes, won the award for Best Ibero-American Short Film at the Guadalajara International Film Festival in 2017. After studying screenwriting at the EICTV in Cuba, she won a scholarship to take an MBA in film directing at the EFTI Centro Internacional de Fotografía y Cine in Madrid. She also directs commercials and music videos.

Filmography (short films)

2017 Aya 2020 El silencio del rio (The Silence of the River)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020