BIFF 2020
Documentaire Extraordinaire
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In a Whisper

ORIGINAL TITLE:
A media voz
Spania / Frankrike / Cuba / Sveits/ 2019/ 1 t. 20 min.
LANGUAGE:
spansk/fransk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Patricia Pérez Fernández, Heidi Hassan
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Patricia Pérez Fernández, Heidi Hassan
PRODUCER:
Daniel Froiz, Delphine Schmit
This year’s winner of the top prize at Amsterdam’s prestigious documentary festival IDFA

Patricia and Heidi grew up and attended film school together in Cuba, but drifted apart after emigrating to Europe – with Patricia moving to Spain and Heidi ending up in Switzerland. In this dream-like documentary they trade video letters, telling each other about their lives and reflecting on their friendship and shared memories of a Cuba that no longer exists. Poetic, philosophical and steeped in complex emotion, IN A WHISPER was awarded the top prize at this year’s edition of Amsterdam’s prestigious documentary film festival IDFA.

Patricia Pérez Fernández, Heidi Hassan

Patricia Pérez Fernández (Cuba/Spain), Heidi Hassan (Cuba/Switzerland) IN A WHISPER is Fernández’ first feature documentary. Hassan’s filmography: OTRA ISLA (2014)