"Period detail is impeccable." VARIETY

All is Silence

(Todo es silencio)

Director: José Luis Cuerda Country: Spain 2012 119 mins Drama Spanish with English subtitles Cast: Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Quim Gutiérrez, Juan Diego

After 20 years of separation, childhood friends Fins (Quim Gutiérrez) and Brinco (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) reunite on opposite sides of the law in this period-drama that spans 1969 – 1989, set on the stunning Galician coast.

As teenagers, Fins was clever and responsible, while Brinco was the daredevil of the pair. When Fins’ father dies in a tragic accident he is left orphaned, and is sent away to another town. Fins returns home 20 years later as a narcotics policeman to investigate the crime ring lead by Mafia boss Mariscal who Brinco is now working for. To add insult to injury, Brinco is now married to Fins’ old flame, Leda, who is also on the payroll of Mariscal. A professional and personal war between the two erupts, with shattering consequences.

Directed by José Luis Cuerda, whose film The Blind Sunflowers represented Spain in the race for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2009. This is a stylish depiction around the drug trafficking networks that operate on the Galacian coast and end up controlling the lives of the villages. But more than this, it is a story of friends who become enemies, and a love turned sour.

Not screening in Perth/Byron Bay.

  • Nominee -
    2013 Goya Awards: Best Screenplay – Adapted
All non-English language films will screen in the festival with English subtitles.