Independent Film in Venezuela

South America actually has lots of movies to share in this complicated, but amazing market of movies. However, when it is about the independent film industry, it becomes harder to find a movie that really catches the attention of the spectator, so it is all about looking deep inside of each country in order to find a truely good film that also got some prizes internationally speaking. Among those independent films considered as a good one, there is the Venezuelan Movie called as Brecha en el silencio and that was released back in 2013.

Christian Lovera Brecha en el silencio

Brecha en el silencio

Brecha en el silencio was directed by two Venezuelan brothers that wanted to tale a true story of what can be considered as a current family, but that actually has lots of difficulties and problems. This made the main character of this movie, more than being the common happy character we are used to see, a very unhappy and complicated deaf woman that is a victim of her own family. The name of those two brothers are Andrés and Luis Rodríguez.

Vanessa Di Quattro is the name of the main character of the movie. She is a Venezuelan actress that before doing this movie, worked intelevision as an actress of some TV series. Even when she never got the chance to work as the protagonist of any of those television productions, Vanessa could get the chance to be the protagonist of this movie that really got the attention of people from all over the world. An example of this is the prize this film got in Egypt… It is considered such a good movie that it went from Venezuela to Egypt and got a recognition! Cairo’s Cinema Fest got two prizes to the movie:

  • Best first appearance
  • Best Actress

Venezuela has a big list of movies, indeed. However, it is not a much known market, not even in the country itself. Movies like this Brecha en el silencio are trying to give to the Venezuelan and international spectators something different that make people got interested in what they do. Some other films are also important and interesting, some of those are:

  • Manuela Sáenz The Liberator of the Liberator
  • Hermano
  • Azul y no tan rosa
  • El manzano azul
  • Patas Arriba
  • Reverón
  • Pelo Malo
  • El pez que fuma

Movies about history and family, comedy movies and movies with a very social topic are all made in Venezuela . Recently, the Venezuelan movie market is trying to reclaim itself and give more movies that talks about topics that can be really different from what Venezuelan people is used to see and their cinemas. So, it may have more prizes in an international level just like Brecha en el silencio and Azul y no tan rosa did.

Christian Lovera Azul y no tan rosa

Azul y no tan rosa

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