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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