Síndrome de los quietos

The Stillness Syndrome

Direction: León Siminiani
Screenplay: León Siminiani, Jorge Caballero, Miguel A Trudu
Production company: GusanoFilms, El Gesto
Producer: Jorge Caballero, Elias León Siminiani, Ainhoa Ramírez
Cinematography: David Correa
Edition: Miguel A Trudu
Sound: Alejandro Molano, Francesco Lucarelli, Nacho Royo-Villanova
Music: Konga music
Animation: Fernando Marcilla
FX: Fernando Marcilla

Runtime: 30:00
Format: Digital
Dialogues: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English
Country: Colombia, Spain
Year: 2021

In 2018, a group of filmmakers, calling themselves THE MOTIONLESS, embarks on an essay film about a hypothetical stillness syndrome in the Republic of Colombia. For this purpose, they invite Luis Ospina, master of the Colombian documentary, the presidential candidate Gustavo Petro, and writer Juan Gabriel Vásquez to give them clues with which to delve into the history, geography and idiosyncrasy of Colombia, a country that, paradoxically, is not motionless at all. For unknown reasons, the project is never finished.

Fifty years later, a researcher recovers the raw images of that project, and sets them up as a public presentation to publicize that hypothetical Colombian stillness syndrome at a major film festival.


Visions du Réel - Nyon International Film Festival | Switzerland, Apr 2021
DOCUMENTAMADRID | Spain, May 2021 Fugas Award
Festival de Málaga. Cine en Español | Spain, Jun 2021