BIFF 2020
No tengas miedo

Don't be afraid

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Extremely harsh and incredibly close

Silvia is a timid woman in her mid twenties, who is forced by circumstance to examine the causes of her distant, somnambulistic way of relating to the world. Joining the protagonist on her journey into the murky forest of fuzzy childhood memories, the audience discovers that the root of Silvia's problems lies with her unhealthy relationship with her father. Through the use of a subdued and restrained cinematic language, Montxo Armendáriz crafts a claustrophobic and engaging drama about incest and sexual abuse.

The awarded screenwriter and director Montxo Armendáriz was born in Spain in 1949. His film LETTERS FROM ALOU (1990) received a prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival and the next film he made HISTORIAS DEL KRONEN was entered into the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. In 2011, he released DON’T BE AFRAID (NO TENGAS MIEDO).