Beatriz Seigner’s ‘Los Silencios’ receives Special Mention at IFFI 2018
Brazilian writer-director Beatriz Seigner’s ‘Los Silencios’ received the Special Mention award under ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi medal category, at the closing ceremony of the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2018) in Panaji, on Nov 28, 2018.
‘Los Silencios’ has earlier won this year’s Impact Award at Stockholm Film Festival.
The Impact Award is meant to highlight films that are politically minded and reflect today’s world in innovative ways. This year’s theme among the nominated films was the impact of armed conflicts on lives and relationships.
The film, which world premiered at Cannes’s Directors Fortnight, is a supernatural drama about a family torn by Colombia’s civil conflict.
‘Los Silencios’ follows a Colombian woman who lost her husband and daughter in the recent civil war between left-wing insurgents and the Colombian government, and embarks on a journey across the Amazonian region to immigrate to Brazil.
The film was produced by Miriade Filmes, Enquadramento Producoes, Cine-Sud Promotion. Seigner produced the film with Leonardo Mecchi, Thierry Lenouvel and Daniel Garcia.
Seigner made her feature debut with ‘Bollywood Dream,’ which was about three Brazilian actresses decide to go to India to break into the Bollywood film industry. However, once they are inside the heart of Indian Culture and Mythology, their dreams and wills start to change on the contrast between the East and the West, the ancient and the contemporary values, between the individual the collective yearnings.