Director:
Country:
Peru
Genres:
Nordic Premiere, Short Fiction
Producer:
Jimena Hospina
Language:
Spanish
Length:
13 min
Writer:
Francesca Canepa
Year:
2020

Juan, a 9 year-old boy, lives with his dad in a floating house on the Amazon river. Through a dreamy journey into the rainforest jungle, he will discover the truth about his dad.

Bonus Content: An introduction video to The Silence of the River by the director Francesca Canepa is available on Riff@home

Francesca Canepa
Francesca Canepa

director

Director's statement

I believe cinema must be a weapon to visualize stories with a social conscious message. My work is a halfway between fiction and documentary. I look for the poetry of reality.
In this sense, I like to craft oniric universes where dreams and reality conveys creating an atemporal timeline. Also, the nature plays an important role for me: Nature must reveal the true identity of my characters as an omniscient witness. In that manner, my characters are deeply connected with the space they live in.
​The space became a psychosomatic reflect of their inner world.

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