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Silence

After thirty years of being a daughter, wife and mother, Dolors decides to see what happens when she tries thinking of herself for the first time. Dolors has to learn how to follow her own path to its end, and be strong enough not to look back - to home, and a husband she still loves and respects, but who has still to learn to listen to his wife and find out what her needs are.

  • Sergi Rubió
    Director
  • Sergi Rubió
    Writer
  • Sergi Rubió
    Producer
  • Montse Caminal
    Key Cast
    Dolors
  • Xavier Serrat
    Key Cast
    Ernest
  • Jordi Domènech
    Key Cast
    Jordi
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Silenci
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2007
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Film Language:
    Catalan
  • Shooting Format:
    Mini DV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.78 : 1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • IV Valencià Inquiet Film Festival
    Town of Picassent, province of Valencia
    Spain
    November 23, 2008
    Award for Best Short Film
  • Miami Underground Film Festival
    Coral Gables, Florida
    United States
    March 9, 2008
    Norh American Premiere
    2008 Golden Coconut for Best Short Film
  • 30th. National Film Festival ‘Premi Ciutat de Terrassa’
    City of Terrassa, Barcelona greater metropolitan area
    Spain
    May 17, 2007
    Award for Best Leading Actress
  • Sicily International Film Festival
    Siracusa, Sicily
    Italy
    April 5, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Sergi Rubió

He has an extensive filmography dating back to 1993, which includes work as both Director and Producer of Shorts and Documentaries, in conjunction with his film studies in both New York and Barcelona.

In 1996, at the age of 18, he directed his first feature-length film, Torrella, una vida pel cinema (1997), a biographical documentary on the life of Catalan writer Josep Torrella.

In 2000, Rubió began his studies at the Micro Obert film school in Barcelona. As his first-year final project, he completed what became his first critical success, his Short Mohamed (2001), which was selected to compete in various International Film Festivals, and which won him, along with other awards, a Scholarship to further his studies at the New York Film Academy.

In 2005, Rubió continued his film studies at ESCAC (Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalunya) while simultaneously directing his personal projects.

It was during his formative years at the ESCAC, specifically over the course of 2008, that brought about a new string of successes for Rubió. His Short Silenci (2007) won the 2008 Golden Coconut for Best Short Film, at the Miami Underground Film Festival. In August of that same year, the well-known director Allison Anders, whom Rubió had simply maintained a friendly online correspondence with, selected another of his recent Shorts, Madison Class of '64 (2006), to be released at the Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles, California, as part of the Don't Knock the Rock Film and Music Festival, which Anders herself presides.

In 2009, Rubió began a phase in his professional career in which he worked two jobs to make ends meet. Both jobs remained well within the audiovisual sector, the first one as a teacher and the second as an on-set electrician; a job which would take him to more than a few different movie sets, always in the hope of getting paid on time. The job as a teacher was to be the source of his first real paycheck and continuous career choice he periodically returns to while nurturing his ultimate goals in the industry such as creating and participating in new projects as a Producer, a Screenwriter and as a Director; as evidenced by two projects in particular titled Una amiga, un somriure (2011) and Més enllà del riu (2012).

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Director Statement

His body of work is often created with melodrama as its' backdrop, filled with visual portraits of environment and moods, almost always without following the accepted classic structure of a script by elaborating and then assembling brief sequences like pieces to a handmade puzzle (the vast majority no more than 5 minutes in length) inside of which impossible romances, farewells and open endings have all proven to be recurring themes in the various works of this filmmaker. The second part of his filmography thus far consists of two documentaries, both biographies of other filmmakers: Torella, una vida pel cinema' (1997), a full length feature film he shot over the space of two years and, eleven years later, Bigas Luna: La mirada entomòloga (2008), a close-up portrait of a director whose works include the critically renowned Jamón, Jamón.