MUTE

By Claudia AGUILERA

VALVULA FILMS LTDA. - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2017

I meet a box of cassettes, auditory letters of the period of dictatorship of Pinochet. I seek to interlace the experiences of my family with my images of the present like glimpsing a new territory, my territory in the image.

Festivals
& Awards

FIDOCS 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CHILE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 25 - 50 M$
    • Duration
    • 63 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Claudia AGUILERA
    • Producer(s)
    • Adriana SILVA (VALVULA FILMS LTDA.)
    • Synopsis
    • I cross my intimate space, observe the assistants out of my balcony while I listen to the fragments of the voices of my uncles speaking about the difficulty of speaking when it is not possible to touch to other one, of the detention about which already they were not speaking, of the friends who die in the way. I found a box that contains cassettes. They are auditory letters of my uncles to my father exiled in France during the Dictatorship of Pinochet. I listen to them because I feel that there is something there caught between his words that I need. I go out to walk, to cross the streets that they crossed, listen to his voices trying to unravel a mystery. Opposite to a mirror while my face fragments I think about the inability to generate memory. A photography of season-ticket of my father interbreeds with my own image. Then I realize that the mystery I am I itself.