L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
Faces of Silence

North American Premiere

Faces of Silence

Vicente Bordeu Barros

Chile | 2023 | 21 min
Spanish |
Subtitles: English
In the last days of his life, the Chilean painter and sculptor Hugo Marín, secluded in his studio, works on his final piece. This short documentary delves into his creative impulse, where he contemplates death, change, and silence.

Word of direction

Faces of Silence” began as an attempt to capture the relationship of an artist with his surroundings, his work, and objects. I wanted to show the way an elderly man‘s life unfolded in the studio-home he inhabited for over half a century, the magical way his biography was present in each of those objects. But something happened during filming that forced me to change my perspective, and the themes I wanted to address transformed into others, much more transcendent, much deeper than the previous ones. What started as a short film about a man’s relationship with the earthly, with life and art, transformed into a story about his perception of death and transcendence.

- Vicente Barros Bordeu 
Director Vicente Bordeu Barros
Production Sebastian Vildoso Gonzalez
Editing Melisa Ulloa Miranda
Cast Hugo Vivado Marin


• Musée McCord Stewart
Sunday, march 17, 2024, 02:00 p.m. — 03:30 p.m.


Vicente Bordeu Barros

Vicente Bordeu Barros

Vicente Barros (Santiago, Chile, 1988) studied Film at the University of Chile. He began his career by directing the short documentary Perdida Hija de Perra” (2010). He was the screenwriter and producer of Médula” (2013), which premiered at IDFA and was recognized at more than 20 international festivals. His debut feature film is the award-winning documentary Flying Machine” (2017). His latest releases as a director include the documentary series Educadores” (2022) and the short documentary Faces of Silence” (2023). He is currently working as a producer and director of documentary works.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

In the same session

Musée McCord Stewart

Sunday, march 17, 2024, 02:00 p.m.

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