Juan, a 9 year-old Peruvian boy, lives with his silent dad in a floating house on the breathtaking Amazon River. This idyllic background sets an allegorical journey into the rainforest jungle, where nature, gender, truth and all things begin to reveal the identity of his dad.
International Title The Silence of the River Year of production 2020 Length 14min Country Perù Shooting Format Sony A7S II Aspect Ratio 2.40:1 Dialogue Spanish Director Francesca Canepa Producer Jimena Hospina Production Candú Films Executive Producer Francesca Canepa, Alejandro Noriega (Rebeca Producciones) Writer Francesca Canepa Assistant Director Sofía Betancourt Cinematographer Christian Valera Editor Gino Moreno Art Director Aaron Rojas Sound Mixer Raul Astete Music Composer Karin Zielinski Production DesignAaron Rojas Art Assistant Selene Ludeña Production Manager Jimena Hospina Costumes Julio Guerrero Foley Artist Alvaro Aparicio Foley Assistant & Effects Vanessa Chuquiure, Lorena Gutierrez Post Production Beto Barzola Color Grading Daniel Carcelén Post Production Producer Alessandra Almandoz Visual Effects Mario Machado Online Manuel Cumpa CastWilson Isminio Cruz, Roover Mesia, Luis Mesia
Director's Statement I believe cinema must be a weapon to visualize stories with a social conscious message. My work is 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 merge creating an atemporal timeline. Also, 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 becomes a psychosomatic reflection of their inner world.