Los Silencios (2018)


Nuria, 12, Fabio, 9, and their mother Amparo arrive in a small island in the middle of Amazonia, at the border of Brazil, Colombia and Peru. They ran away from the Colombian armed conflict in which their father disappeared. One day, he reappears in their new house. The family is haunted by this strange secret and discovers the island is peopled with ghosts.

(Brasil, França, Colombia. Fiction. 94 minutes.)

Written and Directed by:

Beatriz Seigner


Produced by

Beatriz Seigner, Leonardo Mecchi, Thierry Lenouvel, Daniel Garcia


Production Companies:

Miríade Filmes (Brasil), Enquadramento Produções (Brasil), CineSud Promotion (França) e Dia-fragma Fabrica de Peliculas (Colômbia)


Director of Photography:

Sofia Oggioni


Art Director:

Marcela Gómez


Set Decoration:

Juan Pablo Garay


Set Design:

Alejandro Franco


Property Master:

Juliana Hoyos


Costume Designer:

Ana María Acosta


Make Up and VX

Mari Figueiredo


Sound Design:

Gustavo Nascimento


Boom Operator:

Ruben Valdés

Fernanda Porto


Mixing and Folley:

Jean-Guy Veran

Daniel Turini

Fernando henna



Renata Maria


Supervising editor:

Jacques Comet


Still/Making Of:

Juliana Vasconcelos


Poster and Credits:

João Marcos de Almeida



Canal Brasil


Associated Producers:

Anurag Kashyap, Ram Devineni, Sidney Medina, Denise Seignemartin


Distribution Companies:

Vitrine Filmes, Descoloniza Filmes (Brasil)


International Sales:

Pyramid International


Main Cast

Marleyda Soto (Amparo)

Enrique Diaz (Adão)

María Paula Tabares Peña (Núria)

Adolfo Savinvino (Fábio)

Astrid Fernanda López Martínez (Exlendy)

Doña Albina (Abuelita)

Yerson Castellanos (coiote)

Heider Sanchez (Presidente da Ilha)

Leidy Prieto Echeverry (Vendedora de Arepas)

Alida Pandurro (Maria)

José Manuel Ortega (Señor Sisisi)


Complete Credits of Cast and Crew:


Main Festivals and Awards

  • Cannes Film Festival 2018 – Directors’ Fortnight
  • Lima Intl FF – Official Competition – Prizes best script and Special Prize of the Jury
  • San Sebastian FF – Horizontes Latinos – Prize Spanish Cooperation Award
  • Biarritz FF
  • Toulouse FF – CICAE PRIZE, and Best Film at Cine en Construcion
  • Brasilia Film Festival – Official Competition – Prize Best director and critics prize
  • Stockholm International Film Festival – Official Competition – Impact Award prize
  • International Film Festival of India, Goa – Special Mention by UNESCO
  • 40 Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano la Habana – Official Competition – Best Artistic Contribution prize
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena De Indias – Best Director Prize
International Sales Agent: Pyramid

"Beatriz Seigner holds a fantastic plot sustained by a remarkable Acting work, specially the kids.”

Folha de S. Paulo


"If there is life after death, “Los Silencios” reassures us that it can be a brighter one"



"One of the best films at Cannes"

Hollywood Reporter


"A heady, waking-dream sensibility co-exists with a prosaic naturalism"

Screen Daily


"un finale hypnotisant"

Cahiers du Cinema



making of


deleted scenes

screenplay portuguese

screenplay english



pedagogical guide (FR)