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Short Films

THE SILENCE OF THE RIVER

(EL SILENCIO DEL RIO)

Year 2020
Runtime 14 mins
Language Spanish
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere
Streaming Information
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: Full Festival

This short film is included in the following package(s): SHORTS PACKAGE: DRAMATIC FANATIC, SHORTS PACKAGE: BEST OF SHORTS


THE SILENCE OF THE RIVER is the winner of the 2020 CIFF Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short (Live-Action or Animated).

Juan is a 9-year-old kid who lives with his dad in a floating house on the Amazon river. He spends most of his day exploring alone while his dad sleeps since he works as a fisherman at night. Through a dream-like journey into the Amazon rainforest, Juan follows his dad one night and discovers the truth about him in this beautifully shot Peruvian film.

Countries

Peru
Director
Francesca Canepa
Executive Producer
Francesca Canepa, Alejandro Noriega
Producer
Jimena Hospina
Screenwriter
Francesca Canepa
Cinematographer
Christian Valera
Editor
Gino Moreno
Music
Karin Zielinski
Cast
Wilson Isminio Cruz, Luis Mesia, Roover Mesia