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.
This film can be streamed on BIFF+ 12–31 October 2020. Limited amount of rentals on BIFF+.
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)