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Making of ‘Silent Light’

Maria Fernanda de la Peza
Making of ‘Stellet licht’
Mexico 2007 / 25’

This doc peeks behind the scenes of Silent Light with an unobtrusive but curious eye, observing Reygadas, a visionary, though one open to the energy of others involved in the filmmaking process. Shots of form the set and interviews with actors reveal snippets of the secrets of the director’s work with amateurs. I don’t like the idea of actors, because I don’t like the idea of using the same person many times, claims the artist as we experience him ‘extracting’ excellent roles from people who share their exceptional freshness, experience and wisdom.

Urszula Lipińska

Maria Fernanda de la Peza

Maria Fernanda de la Pezahas worked with Carlos Reygadas for many years. She coproduced Silent Light and the director’s assistant in Post Tenebras Lux. She has worked as a director’s assistant for Michel Lipkes in Malaventura.


2007 Ciche światło w trakcie tworzenia / Making of Stellet licht / Making of Silent Light (doc.)

Prepared by: Urszula Lipińska

Cast & Crew

director Maria Fernanda de la Peza
cinematography Maria Fernanda de la Peza, Alexis Zabe
editing Maria Fernanda de la Peza
sound Raul Locaretti
cast Carlos Reygadas, Cornelio Wall Fehr, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Peter Wall
producer Maria Fernanda de la Peza
sales Mantarraya Producciones
language English, Spanish
colouration colour