With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Government and the Department of Culture of the city of Moscow

Free Thought. Documentary Cinema Program

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IN A WHISPER
A MEDIA VOZ

Director: HEIDI HASSAN, PATRICIA PEREZ
CUBA, SWITZERLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN
2019, 80'

An intimate and revealing autoethnographic documentary about uprootedness, motherhood, love of film, friendship and freedom. Two filmmakers who have been best friends since childhood, both part of the Cuban diaspora, share their intimate and emotional journey while they try to find themselves and each other in a foreign land.

Heidi Hassan was born in 1978 in Cuba. After getting a degree in Cinematography from the International Film School in 2002, she emigrated to Switzerland where she got her diploma in Film Directing in 2008. Her work has been presented in prestigious international film festivals where they received several awards and critical acclaim.  Her second full-length documentary, «In a whisper», made in collaboration with Patricia Pérez Fernández won the Best Feature-Length Documentary Award at IDFA.

Patricia Pérez Fernández was born in 1978 in Cuba. After getting a degree in Drama from Havana’s Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), she continued her training at the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, where she got her diploma in Film Directing in 2002. In 2003 she got a scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies at the Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC) and migrated to Spain. «In a whisper» is her debut as a full-length documentary director, made in collaboration with Heidi Hassan.

ScriptPatricia Pérez Fernández,
Heidi Hassan
CameraPatricia Pérez Fernández,
Heidi Hassan
MusicOlivier Militon Patricia Cadaveira
ProducerDaniel Froiz,
Delphine Schmit
ProductionMatriuska Producciones S.L.,
Perspective Film,
Producciones de la 5ta Avenida,
PCT Cinéma & Télévision S.A.
World salesHabanero Film Sales,
habanerofilmsales.com

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