Director's Biofilmography07 - 2013
In 1997, Tito Molina shot his first short film, TRAILER 2, in his hometown Ecuador. With this short film he participated in: The Retrospective of the New Ecuadorian Cinema en New York (1999), The Barcelona Independent Film Festival (Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona) (2000) y the Chicago Latin Film Festival (2002). In 1999 he worked as a member of the shooting team of two big productions: Taylor Hackford’s Proof of life (CastleRock & Warner Bros., USA / United Kingdom) and John Malkovich’s The Dancer Upstairs (Lola Films, Spain). In 2000 he moved to Barcelona where he studied Film Direction. While studying, he shot three more short films: ERGO and IPSO FACTO in 2002 and DIARIO DE UNA PARED in 2003. These short films received awards in festivals such as Ducópolis in Barcelona and Circuito Off in the Venice International Film Festival.
Between 2004 and 2008, he produced and directed his first documentary film. POR QUÉ MUEREN LOS CASTAÑOS, and in 2007 shot his last short film: EL NIÑO Y EL MAR, which received the Grand Prize for Spanish Films of the Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival (Zinebi 49). In 2010 he collaborated as Co-Director and Photography Director in the German-Moldavian co-production PANIHIDA, directed by Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu, which received the first price in the section Cinema XXI of the Roma Film Festival 2012. Between 2011 and 2013 he directs his first feature film SILENCIO EN LA TIERRA DE LOS SUEÑOS (Silence in Dreamland) which will be realsed in 2014. He is currently working in the script of his next full-length film titled El RÍO.
After the death of her husband, silence and loneliness reign in this old lady’s house. She made routine her best friend and faith her shelter. Only in her dreams she runs away from those four walls to a timeless magic land where the sea speaks without using words. Her days go by like this; between the real life and dreams… until a street dog comes to her door.
How is the shape of loneliness? Can you visualize silence? Is it old age the exile to a calm place or a constant state of fear? Answers to these questions rarely coincide with what life can show us. Is in daily life, in the unpredictable behavior of each individual, where these answers, or some certainties, can be found.
When reading a poem, a connection between the readers, who hear their own voice as the voice of the poem, and the world that arises from the words, or beyond them, is made. Then we try to share that experience with someone else so we narrate the poem. We start to tell it o simply read it and everything vanishes: The world beyond the words disappears, the voice of the poem and the reader’s voice are no longer one, and the experience lived a moment ago becomes impossible to transmit and to retell it is useless.
This feature of poetics is also a feature of movies: The combination, contrast and crash of images and sound create a reality beyond the events shown. As the poem reader, the audience of a movie is transported to a world beyond the means of the message; the words in the case of the poem, and the images and sound in the case of movies. The story projected inside the audience is not the same projected in the screen; it is born there, but ends up in a special and distant place. The world the audience discovers behind a movie cannot be described with words. It is an inexpressible place and the experience lived there is equally impossible to transmit, just like with the poem. In that interior place the story is told through silence and images that go beyond reality and open the door to a dream world, a place we could call the land of dreams.
Title in English:
Silencio en la tierra de los sueños
Silence in Dreamland
No dialogues (Spanish)
English, German, French
HD / Color
Dolby SD 5.1
Director: Script: AD and Cast management: Sound: Canine Coach: Art and Production Director: Set Decorator: Sound Designer: Mix: Colorist: Post-production Coordinator: Graphic Designers: Producer: Producers: DoP and Editor: Production Companies:
Tito Molina Tito Molina & Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu José German, Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu, Tito Molina Diego Chuquín Miguel Salazar Nicolás Platonoff Estebanoise Brauer Lothar Segeler / SoundVision Rico Danschke Herbert Gehr / Weydemann Bros. Juan Alvarado, Patricio Arévalo Miguel Salazar Jonas and Jakob D. Weydemann Tito Molina La Facultad S.A. (Ecuador) / Weydemann Bros. (Germany)
MIGUEL SALAZAR, Producer
De los Motilones N40-486 y Camilo Gallegos, Quito-Ecuador
(+593) 984 535 305
ISABEL CARRASCO, Festivals
(+593) 992 455 565
WEYDEMANN BROS. GmbH
JONAS WEYDEMANN, Producer
Kottbusser Damm 73, 10967, Berlin-Deutschland
Körnerstraße 45, 50823, Köln-Deutschland
+49 (0) 221 630 605 290
TITO MOLINA, Director
Gaspar Cañero y 6 de Dic., Quito-Ecuador
Kottbusser Damm 8, 10967, Berlin-Deutschland
(+49) 175 146 99 75
(+593) 987 922 236