Director: Gustavo Hernández
An exercise in tension, The Silent House is a horror movie in real time - filmed in a single take on a digital camera.
Laura and her father visit a friend in the middle of nowhere. He leaves them with one instruction: upstairs is a mess and not safe - don't go there. But Laura's father does.
Coming to MIFF direct from the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes, shot on a budget of six thousand dollars and apparently filmed in a single take of 78 minutes on the one digital camera, this debut feature from Gustavo Hernández signals the beginning of a new era of filmmaking.
“To have done this all in one take is impressive; to have done it all in one take on a digital camera is well-nigh miraculous.” - Screen International