The Silence of the Flies

    El silencio de las moscas

    • Eliezer Arias
    • Venezuela
    • 2013
    • 92 min
    • World Premiere
    • Panorama
    Marcelina and Mercedes live in different villages at Venezuelan Andes. They share a tragic story: their daughters committed suicide, like many did the last years in these surroundings. Through their memories of loss and grief, the film takes us into a world of tangible pain where silence became a significant feature of this idyllic but violent natural setting.

    Life stories, psychological autopsies, evocative objects and art intermingle in The Silence of the Flies, a documentary that follows the everyday life of people that dwell in a world of guilt and pain where silence in vain aspires to make them forget.


    • 92 min
    • color
    • DCP
    • Spoken languages: Spanish
    • Subtitles in: English
    Eliezer Arias
    Eliezer Arias, Raúl Bravo for Nortesur Producciones
    Executive producer
    Gonzalo Chacon Mora
    Musical Lab
    Gerard Uzcátegui

    IDFA history

    World Premiere
    Supported with €5000 for Classic: Development

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