In a Whisper




The dialogue of this self-ethnographic documentary revolves around the audiovisual correspondence between two filmmakers and Cuban emigrants. Two childhood friends entering their 40s who, facing the challenges of emigration, try to rebuild their lives far away from Cuba. An intimate and revealing film about friendship and exile.



Year : 2019

Direction : Heidi Hassan & Patricia Perez

Production : Matriuska Producciones (Spain), Producciones de la 5ta Avenida (Cuba) and Perspective Films (France)

Co-Production : PCT Cinema-Television SA, Producciones de la 5ta Avenida

International sales: Habanero Film Sales

Length : 80 mn




A w a r d s

Best Feature-length Film – IDFA Amsterdam 2019 (Nl)

Best Feature Documentary – Havana Film Festival 2019 (Cb)

S e l e c t i o n s

Tempo Documentary Festival Stockholm 2020 (Su)
Miami Film Festival 2020 (US)
Malaga Film Festival 2020 (Es)
Zagreb Box 2020
Costa Rica International Festival de cine 2020
Cinélatino Toulouse 2020 (Fr)
Guadalajara International Film Festival 2020 (Mex)
IFF Panama 2020
Göteborg Film Festival 2020 (Su)
Work in progress – Doc Lisboa 2018 (Pt)
Work in progress – Documentamadrid 2019 (sp)


Produced and recorded with the SACEM support. Special Thanks to Aubagne International Film Festival for the European Market of Film Composition.

Musicians :
Leïla Olivesi – Piano
Manu Codjia – Guitars
Damian Nueva – Electric bass
Patricia Cadaveira – Saxophone
Marcel Pascual Royo – percussions

At the Sextan Studios – Paris.

Mixed in 5.1 by Loris Bernot at Backyard Studios – Paris.

Samples to listen :


Links to articles and film reviews :

“In a Whisper” belong the 20 2019 best films according to Fotogramas (Article in spanish)
Fotogramas article

Variety’s Review
Variety Article

Cineuropa’s Review
Cineuropa Article

Screen Finance Forum’s Review