festival program / Documentary Achievement Award

In a Whisper


In a Whisper is a deeply personal documentary exploring themes particularly relatable to Cuban expatriates – the sense of loss that comes with the gain of freedom upon leaving Cuba behind to create a new life in an unknown culture.

Two filmmakers, Patricia Pérez Fernández and Heidi Hassan, both part of the Cuban diaspora, have lost contact for years, after fleeing the country in which they grew up as best friends, for better lives - Heidi in Switzerland, Patricia in Spain.

Patricia and Heidi rediscover each other again through video letters in which they to share their personal, emotional journeys, while trying to find themselves and each other in a foreign land.

This screening is sponsored by FlixLatino, ViendoMovies Available with Xfinity and TV5MONDE.

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MDC’s Tower Theater Miami 1

MDC’s Tower Theater Miami 1

Director Bio

Heidi Hassan is a filmmaker from Cuba who obtained her degree in cinematography in 2002 from the International Film School of Cuba. She emigrated to Switzerland where she continued her professional training at the Haute Ecole d'Art et D. Hassan is known for Tierra Roja (08) and Les Touristes (15). In a Whisper (19) is her latest feature film, co-directed with PPatricia Pérez Fernández.

Patricia Pérez Fernández is a filmmaker from Cuba. She graduated from film directing at the the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba in 2002. In 2003 she got a scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies at the Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC) and migrated to Spain. Since then, she has made several fiction short films and documentaries. In a Whisper (19) is her feature directorial debut, made in collaboration with Heidi Hassan.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Patricia Pérez Fernández, Heidi Hassan
  • Producer(s)
    Daniel Froiz
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Heidi Hassan, Patricia Pérez Fernández
  • Cinematographer(s)
    Patricia Pérez Fernández, Heidi Hassan
  • Composer
    Olivier Militon

Film Info

  • Year
  • Category
  • Original Title
    A media voz
  • Country
    Cuba, Spain, France, Switzerland
  • Run-Time
    80 min
  • Language
    Spanish, French
  • Subtitles