Todo, en fin, el silencio lo ocupaba

Nicolás Pereda

Carefully shot in black and white, All Things Were Now Overtaken by Silence is a meditation on the filming of a strange play, a fascinating monologue by actress, director, performance artist and political activist Jesusa Rodriguez of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz’s poem First I Dream.

Carefully shot in black and white, All Things Were Now Overtaken by Silence is a meditation on the filming of a strange play, a fascinating monologue by actress, director, performance artist and political activist Jesusa Rodriguez of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz’s poem First I Dream. Rodriguez is patiently waiting between shots, while the director and crew make decisions about the shots, moving lights and placing the camera.
Director Nicolas Pereda (Mexico City, 1982): 'This is a film where I seek to explore various aspects of the cinematic process by witnessing the filming of a rather strange play. The film, more than being a making-of, is an exploration of the concept of silence within filmmaking…'.
Pereda has made four feature length films since 2007. A fifth feature, Verano de Goliath, received financial support of the Hubert Bals Fund and is currently in production.

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Directors
Nicolás Pereda
Production country & year
Mexico, Canada - 2010
Length
61 min
Premiere
World premiere
Production company
Nicolás Pereda
Producer
Nicolás Pereda
Camera
Gerardo Barroso, Lisa Tillinger, Alejandro Coronado
Editor
Nicolás Pereda
Sound design
Nicolás Pereda
Music
Marcela Rodríguez
Medium
Video