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The Silence of the Flies


The Silence of the Flies

Marcelina and Mercedes live in different villages at Venezuelan Andes. They share a tragic story: their daughters committed a suicide pact, 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.


Information for the Audience: 

Directors: Eliezer Arias
Writers: Eliezer Arias
Producers: Raul Bravo
Key cast:

Screenings / Awards: 
  • 26th IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amterdam

    November 23, 2013
    World Premiere

  • RDOC - International Documentary Film Festival of Dominican Republic and the Caribbean

    Santo Domingo
    February 15, 2014
    Latin American Premiere

  • FICCI 54th International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias

    Cartagena, Colombia
    March 15, 2014
    Colombian Premiere

  • 26 CineLatino 26th Rencontres de Toulouse

    Toulouse, France
    March 25, 2014
    French Premiere

  • 17th Spanish Film Festival in Malaga

    Malaga, Spain
    March 22, 2014
    Spanish Premiera

  • FICG 29th International Film Festival of Guadalajara

    Guadalajara, Mexico
    March 25, 2014
    Mexican Premiere

  • 4º FICD Festival Internacional de Cine en el Desierto

    Sonora, Mexico
    May 7, 2014

  • 18º FAM Florianópolis Audiovisual Mercosur

    Santa Catarina, Brazil
    May 26, 2014
    Brazilian Premiere

  • 13º EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) Biennial Conference, Film Programme

    Tallinn, Estonia
    August 2, 2014
    Estonian Premiere

  • 1º Muestra de Cine Documental Mérida

    Mérida, Venezuela
    July 16, 2014
    Venezuelan Premiere

  • 11º Festival Internacional “Piriápolis de Película

    Piriapolis, Uruguay
    August 17, 2014

  • 3º Festival Internacional UNASUR CINE

    San Juan, Argentina
    September 16, 2014
    Argentina Premiere

  • 2º Festival del Nuevo Cine Venezolano de Nueva York

    New York, USA
    September 22, 2014

  • 4º Festival Entre Largos Y Cortos de Oriente

    Pto la Cruz, Venezuela
    September 24, 2014
    Best long-feature documentary

  • 7º Festival de Cine Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Margarita

    Margarita Island, Venezuela
    October 8, 2014

  • 2º International Mental Health Film Festival

    Faro, Portugal
    October 10, 2014
    Best Long-Feature Documentary

  • 6º Muestra de Cine Centro e Iberoamericano

    Managua, Nicaragua
    October 12, 2014

  • 7º Festival de Cine “La Imagen de los Pueblos

    Ibarra, Ecuador
    October 20, 2014

  • 29º Festival de Cinema Latino Americano a Trieste

    Trieste, Italy
    October 23, 2014
    Italian Premiere

  • 11º Festival Internacional de Cinema Solidari KO&Digital

    Barcelona, Spain
    October 24, 2014

  • 1º Festival de Cine de Maracaibo

    Maracaibo, Venezuela
    October 21, 2014

  • 8º Festival de la Memoria. Documental Iberoamericano

    Cuernavaca, Mexico
    November 1, 2014

  • 1º Muestra Encuentro Nacional de Documentalistas

    Caracas, Venezuela
    November 2, 2014

  • 14º Festival Internacional de Cine FENAVID

    Santa Cruz, Bolivia
    November 7, 2014
    Best Documentary Picture

  • 6º Festival de Cine Latino de Punta del Este

    Punta del Este, Uruguay
    November 7, 2014

  • 4º Intimate Lens – Festival of Visual Anthropology

    San Leucio, Italy
    November 9, 2014
    Best Documentary

  • 8º Vox Feminae Festival

    Zagreb, Croatia
    November 11, 2014

  • 17º Icaro Festival Internacional de Cine en Centroamérica

    November 18, 2014

  • 3º Family Fiction Film Project

    Oporto, Portugal
    November 14, 2014

  • 5º Muestra de Cine Independiente del Centro

    Rio Cuarto, Argentina
    November 14, 2014

  • 4º Caracas Doc

    Caracas, venezuela
    November 17, 2014
    Best Documentary Art

  • 16º Festival FILMAR en América Latina

    Geneva, Swizeland
    November 19, 2014
    Special Award

  • 2º Festival de Cine de la Mujer CINEFEM

    Maldonado, Uruguay
    November 28, 2014

  • 4º Festival de Cine Internacional de Gualeguaychú

    Entre Rios, Argentina
    December 5, 2014

  • 8º Festival Internacional de Cine Documental ATLANTIDOC

    Montevideo, Uruguay
    December 10, 2014
    Special award for best documentary, Best Picture and Best Director

  • 36º Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano

    La Habana, Cuba
    December 8, 2014

  • 5º CinemAvvenire Film Festival

    Rome, Italy
    December 16, 2014
    Most Original International Documentary

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