All Things Were Now Taken By Silence

dir. Nicolás Pereda

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Taking from "Primero Sueño" by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, this movie is build stealthely but with an exremist aesthetic that one may call "documentary expressionism." Deep darkness is barely distubed by some specs of light; the word becomes whispers and trembling in order to outline a cinematic universe with amalgamated opositions. At the beginning of the poem, "la tierra nacida sombra" is named and so it becomes vsual flesh in order to make Pereda's film an aestheticaly defiying territory. Another parodoxical intercross happens when filmed action and the reality behind the camera, which, between the expanding blackness that ritualizes everything arround it, is mistaken. Jesusa Rodríguez, is the film editor of All Things Were Now Taken By Silence. Her sofisticated expresivenns gives the final touches so that the movie shines with unusual passion and rhytm.

Director / Nicolás Pereda Screenplay / Nicolás Pereda Cinematography:bGerardo Barroso, Lisa Tillinger, Alejandro Coronado Cast / Documentary, Jesusa Rodríguez

Documentaries, 61 min.

Nicolás Pereda

Mexico City, 1982. Pereda did his masters degree in film directing at York University. He has filmed six feature films and one short hilm that have awarded him many prized at different festivals worldwide. He has made several films and vidios for interdisciplinary montages, operas and dance pieces that have been presented in Mexico, Asia and Europe. Gabino Rodríguez and Teresa Sánchez are his main stars, but he has considered working with other actors an to hire Gabino as his asistant. He lives between Canada and Mexico, and is married to Andrea Bussmann. They have two children. Pereda's films have been shown at many film festivals, such as: Cannes, Venecia, Rotterdam, FIDMarseille, Viena y Edinburgo, and has won several prizes at their competitions. His first film retrospecctivos took place at Cine de las Américas in Austin, Texas, in 2010. This one was followed by others: in Jeonju, Anthology Film Archives, Paris Cinema, Cartagena IFF, UCLA, Valdivia FF and Harvard Film Archive, among many others in Madris, Seattle, San Francisco, Belo Horizonte and the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.


  • 2016 — Historias de dos que soñaron (co-dirección con Andrea Bussmann )
  • 2015 — Minotauro
  • 2014 — Los ausentes
  • 2013 — El palacio
  • 2013 — Matar extraños  (co-dirección con Jacob Schulsinger)
  • 2010 — Verano de Goliat
  • 2010 — Todo, en fin, el silencio lo ocupaba
  • 2009 — Perpetuum Mobile
  • 2009 — Entrevista con la tierra
  • 2009 — Juntos
  • 2007 —¿Dónde están sus historias?

Festivales y Premios

  • 2010 Festival Internacional de Cine de Rotterdam
  • 2010 Festival de Cine de Guadalajara
  • 2010 Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Buenos Aires
  • 2011 FICUNAM


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«Todo, en fin, el silencio lo ocupaba es una gran película sobre gente trabajando en equipo que sigue un plan muy bien concebido, lo que no impide que la irrupción de una azarosa tormenta se transforme en el gran evento del filme, su instante de esplendor».
— Play Doc: Roger Koza

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