La mar estaba serena / The Sea Was Calm

A film by Pablo Schulkin

This film was screened as a part of the 2016 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF19)

This short film preceded the screening of the feature Amores Urbanos (Restless Love)



Uruguay, Drama, 2015
8 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Montevideo, 1979. Alejandro is a 5-year-old child who lives with his aunt Ariana, a young woman in her thirties. Together, they share a ritual: listening to and recording audio tapes for his parents, who are currently abroad. But a secret underlies the lives of these characters, innocent victims of someone else’s war.

Texas Premiere

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