Silvia in the Waves


Silvia dans les vagues
reż|dir Giovana Olmos | CA | 2017 | 13 min
prod|pro Giovana Olmos scen|wr Giovana Olmos zdj|ph Vjosana Shkurti muz|mus Adam Daudrich mon|ed Pablo Pugliese ob|cast Patricia Dorval, Sullivan Ouedraogo, Henri Pardo


Noa struggles to honor the identity of his recently deceased parent while his mother tries to uphold the appearance of a conventional family. Grief and fantasy entwine to reveal the complex relationship between history and erasure, identity and memory.

Giovana Olmos was born in Mexico City in 1995. She is based in Montreal since 2006. Her work earned her an entrance bursary at Concordia University for outstanding portfolio in film production. During her undergraduate degree, she was awarded two production grants. Her magical realism short Mapou (2015) screened in many North American LGBT film festivals including Inside Out Toronto. Her second short, Silvia in the waves (2017) is still in the festival circuit with more than 15 international selections, a world premiere at the Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux and a merit awarded by the Chicago Int'l Film Festival’s CineYouth Film Fest. She is a longtime volunteer videographer in the LGBT organization Massimadi Film Festival.

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow