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Los silencios (2018)

TV-14 | | Drama | 3 April 2019 (France)
Nuria, 12, Fabio, 9, and their mother arrive on a small island in the middle of the Amazon, bordering Brazil, Colombia and Peru. They fled the Colombian armed conflict, in which their ... See full summary »


Beatriz Seigner


Beatriz Seigner
9 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Marleyda Soto Marleyda Soto ... Amparo
Enrique Diaz Enrique Diaz ... Adão
María Paula Tabares Peña María Paula Tabares Peña ... Nuria
Adolfo Savilvino Adolfo Savilvino ... Fabio
Astrid Fernanda López MartÍnez Astrid Fernanda López MartÍnez ... Exlendy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doña Albina Doña Albina ... Abuelita
Yerson Castellanos Yerson Castellanos ... Coyote
Alida Pandurro Alida Pandurro ... Maria
Heider Sanchez Heider Sanchez ... Presidente da Ilha
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Nuria, 12, Fabio, 9, and their mother arrive on a small island in the middle of the Amazon, bordering Brazil, Colombia and Peru. They fled the Colombian armed conflict, in which their father disappeared. One day, he mysteriously reappears in their new home. Written by Pyramide Distribution

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Eerie, haunting movie
6 September 2019 | by hof-4See all my reviews

The Isla de la Fantasía (Fantasy Island) was formed not many years ago from accumulation of silt in the Amazon river. The eastern shore faces the town of Leticia, Colombia while the western fronts the Peruvian Chinería island. A few kilometers downriver the boundaries of Colombia, Peru and Brazil intersect at a point on the waters. The island has been gradually colonized by families without much resources. Many of the inhabitants are refugees from poverty or violence. Life in the island is not easy; during four months of the year it lies under the waters, thus the typical dwellings are cottages on stilts. During these months the only links between houses are canoes and precarious passageways. In spite of the harsh conditions children attend a cheerful looking school and islanders have meetings to discuss their living conditions and their future.

The protagonists are Amparo, who is fleeing the Colombian armed conflict and her children Nuria and Fabio. The first scene takes place in inky darkness and shows the family in a small canoe, arriving in the island and being received by Doña Albina, Amparo's elderly aunt. This begins a haunting tale of struggle and survival where the living and the dead have at times equal rights to reality. If the movie's style could be given a label, it would be "low-key magical realism." The viewer is bewitched by degrees and the last scene, again involving canoes in the darkness is intensely moving.

Direction by Brazilian Beatriz Seigner, who also wrote the script is deliberate and fluid. Cinematography by Colombian Sofia Oggioni gives relief both to the realistic and fantastic aspects of the story. Music is kept to a minimum and noises (such as canoes softly bumping into each other in the shadows) are carefully and purposely used. Acting (both from professional and amateurs) is first rate. A not-to-miss movie.

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