The Spiral

María Silvia Esteve
Argentine Short Films Competition
Duration: 20 min.
Country: Argentina
Language: inglés, Sueco
Year: 2022
Friday 11th, 10:30 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 3)
Friday 11th, 19:30 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 3)
Saturday 12nd, 13:10 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 6)

A WhatsApp audio message begins and, with it, the unfolding of a downward spiral. The voice of a woman sinking into an attack of hypochondria quickly opens into a complex labyrinth of fears and emotions. The Spiral is an immersion into a lonely journey, a hypnotic climb towards childhood, family and the loneliness of “home”. Does home really feel like being in one’s house?

María Silvia Esteve

María Silvia Esteve

María Silvia Esteve is an Argentinian director. Her first feature, Silvia (2018), premiered at IDFA and received awards at La Habana and Doclisboa, among other festivals. The Spiral, her latest short, premiered at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight. She is now developing a documentary, Mailin, and her first fiction feature, Fauces.

Data Sheet:

G, F, E, DA, S, P: María Silvia Esteve
CP: Hana Films
I: Emma Isabella, Richard Townley, Viveca Paoli, María Silvia Esteve


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