Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

In a Whisper
(A media voz)

Year: 2019
Language: Spanish, French
Run Time: 80 minutes

In a Whisper
In a Whisper
In a Whisper
In a Whisper

Childhood friends, Patricia Pérez Fernández and Heidi Hassan, grew up in Cuba, later studying at the International School of Cinema together. With plans to make films and grow old with one another, the two felt inseparable in their inevitable life plans. As it became clear the opportunity-filled Cuba they had been promised as children was not a reality, the two ended up fleeing to Europe, though not with one another. Heidi left first, settling in Switzerland. After holding out for change that didn’t come, Patricia eventually fled to Spain. The women—now 40—begin to approach one another through a series of frank video letters after not speaking for close to two decades. Through their individual styles, they describe feelings of alienation and homesickness, lack of creative fulfillment, and the love they have found while apart. Despite distance, time, and broken dreams (their illegal status prevented them from working in film), Patricia and Heidi demonstrate endless passion for their craft and a drive to reconnect. Through the dynamic editing of their fearlessly vulnerable video diaries, IN A WHISPER is a deeply personal, poetic documentary that seamlessly knits together the parallel stories of two estranged migrants’ spiritual displacement and rekindling friendship. (In Spanish and French with subtitles) — D.O.

CIFF44 Screenings

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 4:15 PM

Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 9:20 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Cinema en Español
Women of the World

Ad Hoc Docs Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director Director

Heidi Hassan, Patricia Pérez Fernández

Daniel Froiz

Heidi Hassan, Patricia Pérez Fernández

Heidi Hassan, Patricia Pérez Fernández, Diana Toucedo

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