Film: “El silencio del viento” [The Silence of the Wind]


El Nuevo Día reports that the film El silencio del viento [The Silence of the Wind], the first film written and directed by Puerto Rican filmmaker Álvaro Aponte, recently earned two special mentions at the 32nd edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. The film will premiere in Puerto Rico at the beginning of 2018. Camile Roldán Soto reports:

The awards were two special mentions by the jury of the Association of Film Writers of Argentina [Asociación de Cronistas Cinematográficos de Argentina] to the actress Kairiana Núñez Santaliz, in the category of Best Actress, and the Puerto Rican film in the line of Best Film. The jury, composed of Fernando Brenner, Guillermo Álamo, and Blanca María Monzón, affirmed that the film “manages to deliver, with resounding elegance, an account of the harsh and cruel drama that surrounds the inhuman phenomenon represented by the illegal efforts of taking undocumented immigrants from one country to another.”

“El silencio del viento” relates the journey of many undocumented people to get to Puerto Rico and tells the drama of a family that helps undocumented travelers to establish themselves on the island. The themes of death and the human condition are present throughout the plot. [. . .]

The Puerto Rican film was shot mostly in Puerto Rico, with a budget of $ 900,000, and had the collaboration of film companies in the Dominican Republic and France. [. . .]

[Excerpts translated by Ivette Romero.] For full article (in Spanish), see

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