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The Rest Is Silence

A boy tries to express his love for a classmate but fails to find support in the coldness of adults and other children around him.

  • Mabel Lopes
    Bloody Hangover, Clutter, The Devil Ain't Here To Play
  • Mabel Lopes
    Clutter, The Devil Ain't Here To Play
  • Daina Giannecchini
  • Renan Lima
  • Mabel Lopes
  • Marcelo Emanuel
    Key Cast
  • Annalara Prates
    Key Cast
  • Ana Carol Filla
    Key Cast
  • Hugo Henrique
    Key Cast
  • Gabriel Posebom
    Key Cast
  • Luis Gustavo Coutinho
  • Eduardo Barbosa
    Sound Editor
  • Luis Felipe Labaki
  • Dhyana Mai
    Director of Photography
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    O Resto É Silêncio
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Children
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    13,000 USD
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    Digital (full Hd)
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  • IV Tally Shorts Film Festival
    Tallahassee, FL
    February 20, 2016
    North American Premiere
  • Semana Paulistana do Curta Metragem
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    December 3, 2015
  • X CineFest Votorantim
    Votorantim, Brazil
    February 22, 2016
  • Mostra SurdoCine - O Som e O Sentido - IV Curta Brasília
    Brasilia, Brazil
    December 19, 2015
  • II Mostra Cultural de Cinema
    Campinas, Brazil
    November 7, 2015
  • XIX Cultura Inglesa Festival
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    June 12, 2015
    Brazilian Premiere
  • II Cine Jardim
    May 17, 2016
  • 19o Cultura Inglesa Festival
    São Paulo
    June 12, 2016
    Brazilian Premiere
  • GO FILM Goiânia Film Festival
    Goiânia, GO
  • VI Curta Coremas
    Coremas, PB
  • X Curta Audiovisual
    Campinas, SP
  • XVI Curta-Se
    Aracajú, SE
  • 9th Northern Wave International Film Festival
  • VIII Cinecongo
    Congo, PB
  • XXIV Fesancor
  • Cinexpresso
    São José Do Rio Preto, SP
  • III Mostra Itinerante de Cinema Curta Vazantes: Cinema em Comina

  • XI Festival Latino-americano de Cinema de Canoa Quebrada - Curta Canoa
    Aracati, CE
  • IV FICSAM - Festival Internacional de Cinema e Saúde Mental
  • Festival Libras Mundo Convida - MAM
    São Paulo, SP
Director Biography - Mabel Lopes

Mabel Lopes is an award winning Brazilian screenwriter and director. Her short films have been shown in over 20 festivals in different countries - Brazil, United States and Portugal. With a varied filmography that ranges from short films to music videos, Lopes has explored genres like drama, comedy and horror. Her body of work is united by a desire to blend simplicity and complexity while addressing essential human themes like family, love, friendship, forgiveness and hope.

Lopes studied cinema and television, having graduated from one of the most important universities of Latin America, the University of São Paulo.

She is currently working on the script of her first feature.



1 - “The Rest Is Silence”
(coming of age drama, 14’40’’, 2015)

2 - “Clutter”
(drama, 17’15'', 2014)
* BEST SOUND at XII Curta Santos
* 2nd BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT as chosen by the audience at the II FICSAM, Portugal

3 - "Bloody Hangover”
(comedy, 16’50’’, 2012)
* BEST MOVIE as chosen by the audience at the Festival Universitário de Alagoas
* BEST ACTRESS at Curta Amazônia Festival

4 - “The Devil Ain’t Here To Play”
(horror, web series pilot, 7’, Glaz, 2011)
* Voted by MTV as one of the top Brazilian webseries of 2011.

5 - “Gaviões: Fiel Torcida”
(Documentary, 18’, ECA-USP, 2008)

6 - “Innocence” and “Cidadão de Papelão”
(music videos)
* The latter was considered by the public the second best music video at an online competition, having received more than 12.000 votes.

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Director Statement

Dear Sir. Or Madam,

I believe children can be much more emotionally sophisticated than we believe and adults can be much more simpler than we like to think.

With that in mind, I've made "The Rest Is Silence" so that it could touch both children and adults. For that matter, this short film has been exhibited in a variety of sites - from festivals in Brazil and the United States to school screenings - and all of them have shown their own understanding and own appreciation of the movie.

This is also a film with no audible dialogues and, for that reason, "The Rest Is Silence" has been shown at a screening specially set for a deaf audience. It has been a pleasure to discover that this short has a strong meaning for these viewers.

With this film, I have tried to achieve a blend of simplicity and deep emotions. I hope it touches you and all of the festival team as well.

Yours sincerely,
Mabel Lopes