El Silencio de Neto (The Silence of Neto)

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A film of great dramatic power and stunning visual beauty, "The Silence of Neto" is the first internationally acclaimed, award winning film produced entirely in Guatemala for the international market. Mixing magic-realism with historical events, and filmed in the colonial city of Antigua, "The Silence of Neto" tells the politically-charged story of a young boy striving to follow his dreams while his country struggles to preserve democracy amidst CIA cold-war propaganda. Through the eyes of young Neto, we are given an authentic insider's look at the diverse people of Guatemala and the historical events that have shaped their destiny. SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Official Selection. Awards: QUIJOTE - Huelva Film Festival, Spain; SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Biarritz Film Festival, France; BEST FILM - New York Latino Film Festival; BEST OPERA PRIMA - New England Film Festival; SPECIAL MENTION - Puerto Rico International Film Festival. NEW & SEALED SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE DVD EDITION! "The Silence of Neto" DVD Includes MENU / CHAPTER SELECTIONS / Enhanced ENGLISH SUBTITLES (optional) / Director's AUDIO COMMENTARIES (in English and Spanish) / A SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY on the genesis and production of the film with co-writer JUSTO CHANG and Actor's commentaries, and rare behind the scenes footage.