Filmmaker Agustina Comedi investigates hours of home videos recorded by her father before he died. A magnetic essay, as filial as it is political, about a presence that has faded.
AWARDS: Special Mention, Human Rights Competition. Buenos Aires Int’l Independent Film Festival/ Best Long Feature. Cosquín Int’l Independent Film Festival/ Palermo Pride Award. Sicilia Queer Film Fest/ Best Feature Film. General Pico National Film Festival/ Best Documentary Feature. Lima Film Festival/ Best Feature Film. VoxFeminae Festival/ Best Feature Film. Tandil Cine/ Best Feature Film. DocsBarcelona Valparaíso/ Best Feature Film. Asterisco, International LGBTQ Film Festival/ First Film Prize. Jean Rouch International Film Festival/ Best International Feature Film. L’Alternativa Barcelona Independent Film Festival/ Best Feature Film. Antofacine, International Film Festival/ Best Documentary Feature. El Lugar sin Límites, LGBT Film Festival/ Best Documentary Feature. Under Our Skin, Human Rights Film Festival/ Jury Special Mention. Bilbao International LGBTQ Film and Performing Arts Festival/ Special Mention, FIPRESCI. International Federation of Film Critics/ Best Documentary Feature. Premios Cóndor
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Silence Is A Falling Body. Home videos and a filial past
Jaime recorded everything, even his own death. From him, her daughter received more than one hundred hours of home videos and many uncertainties.
Because as many people of his generation, Jaime was a clandestine person. But in his case,
probably two times clandestine.
The images recorded by Jaime, resignify to give place to questions around desire, sexuality, family and freedom.
"Silence is a Falling Body" is the trip to a intimate and filial past, but also to a political one.