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Silence Is a Falling Body

Direction
Year
2017
Country
  • Argentina
Runtime
75min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Augustina Comedi weaves together a complex and moving portrait of her late father Jaime, constructed from more than 100 hours of videotape he recorded as a hobby prior to his untimely death. It seemed as though he recorded everything, although he left only small clues as to the man he was before marrying her mother and the secrets he kept with him.

Interviews with those who knew him reveal fragments of a youth filled with political activism, joyful friendships, and sexuality that never fully bloomed in the repressive social climate of 1980’s Argentina. With equal marriage being introduced in the country in 2010, Comedi’s film is at once a love letter to her father, and also profound thank you to those who sacrificed so much for the freedoms of the next generation.

Details

  • Original Title
    El Silencio es un Cuerpo que Cae
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Agustina Comedi
  • Cinematography
    Agustina Comedi
  • Editing
    Valeria Racioppi
  • Runtime
    75 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    • Argentina
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Cine El Calefón - Juan Carlos Maristany
      • 25 de Mayo 1698, Barrio General Paz.
      • Córdoba
      • Argentina
      • web: http://www.elcalefoncine.com/
      • tel: +54 +351 4511682
      • cell: +54 +351 155 112224
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • IDFA, Int’l Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. ‎Netherlands (2017)
    • Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse. France (2018)
    • EDOC, Encuentros del Otro Cine. Ecuador (2018
    • Brooklyn Film Festival. U.S. (2018)
    • Encuentros Cinematográficos Cámara Lúcida. Ecuador (2018)
    • Filmfest Hamburg. Germany (2018)
    • MIDBO, International Documentary Film Festival. Colombia (2018)
    • FestiFreak, International Independent Film Festival. Argentina (2018)
    • FICViña, Viña del Mar International Film Festival. Chile (2018)
    • Frontera-Sur, Festival Internacional de Cine de No Ficción. Chile (2018)
    • FICCALI, Cali International Film Festival. Colombia (2018)
    • Document International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. UK (2018)
    • Chéries-Chéris, Festival du Film LGBTQI+. France (2018)
    • Festival Film Dokumenter. Indonesia (2018)
    • This Human World, Int’l Human Rights Film Festival. Austria (2018)
    • International Queer & Migrant Film Festival. Netherlands (2018)
    • Havana Film Festival. Cuba (2018)
    • Ibiza Cine Fest, Int’l Independent Film Festival. Spain (2019)
    • One World, Human Rights Film Festival. Romania (2019)
    • World Film Festival. Estonia (2019)
    • Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival. Tunisia (2019)
    • Costa Rica International Film Festival. (2019)
    • Cine Las Américas, International Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
    • International Film Festival of Kerala. India (2019)
    • Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival. Greece (2019)
    • Gimli International Film Festival. Canada (2019)
    • PANORAMICA, Stockholm Latin American Film Festival. Sweden (2019)
    • Queer Lisboa, Festival Internacional de Cinema Queer. Portugal (2019)
    • Everybody’s Perfect LGBTQ Film Festival. Switzerland (2019)
    • Fringe! Queer Film Fest. UK (2019)
    • RIZOMA Festival. Spain (2019)
  • Awards
    • BAFICI Argentina - Special Mention
    • FICIC Argentina - Best Long Feature
    • Sicilia Queer Film Festival - Palermo Pride Award
    • General Pico National Film Festival Argentina - Best Feature Film
    • Lima Film Festival Peru - Best Documentary Feature
    • VoxFeminae Festival Croatia - Best Feature Film
    • Tandil Cine, Argentinian Film Festival - Best Feature Film
    • DocsBarcelona Valparaíso Chile - Best Feature Film
    • Asterisco, International LGBTQ Film Festival Argentina - Best Feature Film
    • Jean Rouch International Film Festival France - First Film Prize
    • L’Alternativa Barcelona Independent Film Festival - Best Feature Film
    • Antofacine, International Film Festival - Best Feature Film, ‘Nuevos Lenguajes’ Competition
    • El Lugar sin Límites, LGBT Film Festival Ecuador - Best Documentary Feature
    • Under Our Skin, Human Rights Film Festival Bolivia - Best Documentary Feature
    • Bilbao International LGBTQ Film and Performing Arts Festival, Spain - Jury Special Mention, DOK Section
    • FIPRESCI, International Federation of Film Critics Argentina - Special Mention
    • Premios Cóndor Argentina - Best Documentary Feature

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