MUTE FIRE

  • Director:

    Federico Atehortúa

    Federico Atehortúa
  • Genre:

    Documental / Todas

  • Duration:

    83 minutes

  • Year:

    2019

  • Cast:

    Aracelly Arteaga

    Aracelly Arteaga

    Carlos Atehortúa

    Carlos Atehortúa

Synopsis

On March 6, 1906, four people were executed in the streets for the attempted assassination of the then president of Colombia, Rafael Reyes. The tradition gathers the representation in images of this event as the beginning of the cinema in Colombia. While a director makes a film on this subject, suddenly his mother suffers an episode of mutism: without any explanation she stops talking. This personal crisis forces him to stop the film and start recording his mother’s illness. As a result of this investigation, the director decides to look into the family’s past and finds a video archive of a children’s play in which he himself acts, pretending to be a captured false guerrilla. This brings him back to his original film and leads him to find the relationship that exists between recent tragic events in Colombian history, the false positives, and the origins of cinema in Colombia.

Trailer

Gallery

Characteristics

  • Nationality: Colombia
  • Release date: November 21 de 2020
  • Lenght: Feature Films
  • Stage: National Released
  • Format cap: Digital
  • Format pr: DCP
  • Color: Color, blanco y negro
  • Sound: Dolby

Technical team

Diana Martínez

Federico Atehortúa

Screenplay

Jerónimo Atehortúa

Screenplay

Sonia Ariza

Screenplay

Verónica Balduzzi

Screenplay

Invasión Cine

Production

Jerónimo Atehortúa

Producer

Mauricio Reyes

Director of photography

Simón Vélez

Direction of art

José Delgadillo

Sound Designer

Carlos Eduardo Quebrada

Music

Federico Atehortúa

Edition

Exhibición Theatrical Colombia

  • Number of screens:
    Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín
    Cinemateca Museo La Tertulia