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CRISALIDA

CRISALIDA

LANGUAGES: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 17min 24sec
Year of production: 2017

SYNOPSIS

Ernesto, a biologist who lives alone with his mother, spends his days teaching at the university while watching his chrysalides grow. One day everything is different, something suddenly changes.
ABOUT THE FILM
Crisálida or Chrysalis is a short film about transformation, about change. For this, I chose a fragment of the life of a lonely character who finds comfort in studies about butterflies. As a narrative proposal I seek to explore Magical Realism. This term, taken from Latin American literature of the 20th century, describes a particular genre deeply rooted in legends and stories from the Latin American oral tradition. In Crisálida, my second short film, I continue to explore its possibilities in film. From the aesthetic, my search goes towards the creation of sensory atmospheres that awaken a poetics in the narrative.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: DAYANA - La Cinta Corta
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Pablo Aguirre
Susana Nicolalde

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Julia Silva
Screenwriter: Julia Silva y Paúl Escobar
Producer: Diana Freire
Executive Producer: Diana Freire y Julia Silva
Director of Photography: Simón Brauer
Sound: Emil Plonsky
Editing: Emmanuel Blanchard
Art: David Intriago
Sound Editing: Emil Plansky
Music Composer: Guillermo Cepeda

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Magic realism
Language: Spanish
Country of origin: Ecuador
Year of production: 2017
Total running time: 17min
Shooting format: 16:9
Color type: RGB
Aspect ratio: 16/9
Sound format: Stereo 2.0

AWARDS

Best Actor, La Orquidea Film Festival, Ecuador 2017

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

International Film Festival of Guayaquil 2017
Mexico International Film Festival 2017
FICSUR, Argentina 2017
La Orquidea Film Festival, Ecuador 2017
FLAQ Latinoamerican Film Festival, Ecuador 2017
Ecuadorian Film Festival New York , EEUU 2018
VIII Semaine du Cinéma Equatorien Paris 2018
International Festival Sarajevo Winter 2019
Selected by de Ecuadorian Academy to the International Screen FIACINE - The best shorts films from Iberoamerica 2020
Kunturñauwi Ecuadorian Film Festival 2020

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Julia Silva was born in 1984 in Quito, Ecuador. She studied filmmaking and acting in Argentina. She created and is the general director of the cultural production company LA CINTA CORTA, which works on various projects, especially film in Ecuador and various countries around the world. She has worked in several feature films as a casting director, assistant director, and actor training. As an actress she has worked in film and theater in both Argentina and Ecuador. She teaches directing and acting in Quito. Crisálida is her second professional short film as a Director.