Policewoman seeks revenge in Another Silence
Another Silence [+see also:
interview: Santiago Amigorena
film profile] revolves around a powerful female character, and is the new film from Argentine director Santiago Amigorena (Quelques jours en septembre [+see also:
film profile]) presented on the eighth day of the Venice Days of the 68th Venice Film Festival. Mary (famous Canadian actress Marie-Josée Croze) is a police woman in Toronto whose husband and son are killed by a faceless murderer. Determined to get her revenge, she sets off on a journey that will take her to the border between Argentina and Bolivia, in a search for the killers and the people behind the murders.
A figure of “gunned woman” with a steely determination and a desperate look, a mixture of coldness (the tears are always restrained) and a fighting impulse: "A rare role for an actress. In the beginning I had some doubts about the screenplay," Croze told us, "but when I explained my concerns to Santiago he reassured me, I wanted to create a character that would be as credible as possible - after all, she is a policewoman, she has the weapon and decides to use it."
Presented as a contemporary Western and co-produced by France, Canada, Brazil and Argentina, Another Silence is a film about hate but also about forgiveness, which develops unpredictably. On the one hand, a killer who is prone to remorse ("I worked on the sense of guilt, to show a character who is dead inside, who loses his identity through this crime," explains actor Ignacio Rogers), on the other hand a woman who, in the process of rediscovering life, is no longer capable of killing. And the journey from freezing Toronto to hot and sunny Argentina leads to a boundless and blinding desert, where the character is finally able to scream out her pain and begin living again.
(Translated from Italian)
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