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
FICCALI Festival Internacional de Cine de Cali | Colombia, Nov 2022
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata | Argentina, Nov 2021 Best Latinoamerican Short Film
Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid - SEMINCI | Spain, Oct 2021
L'Alternativa - Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona | Spain, Nov 2021
Festival de Málaga | Spain, Jun 2021
Doclisboa - International Film Festival | Portugal, Oct 2021
ALCINE - Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares | Spain, Nov 2021 First Award "Ciudad de Alcalá", Best Edition
Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay | Uruguay, Apr 2022
Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS | Latvia, Apr 2022
It's All True / É Tudo Verdade - Festival Internacional de Documentarios | Brazil, Mar 2022
Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo | Spain, Mar 2022 UNED AWARD for Best Film
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival | Spain, Apr 2022
Festival Internacional de Cine de Viña del Mar | Chile, Nov 2022 Special Jury Mention
Festival de Mediometrajes La Cabina | Spain, Nov 2021 Best Edtion, Best Screenplay at the Amalgama Section
BIFF - Bogotá International Film Festival | Colombia, Oct 2021
La inesperada - Festival de Cine | Spain, Feb 2022
MIDBO Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá | Colombia, Oct 2021
Mientras tanto CINE | Uruguay, Feb 2022
MICE - Mostra Internacional de Cinema Etnográfico - Museo do pobo galego | Spain, Mar 2022
Panorama du Cinéma Colombien de Paris | France, Oct 2022
Festival de Cine Independiente Laberinto | Colombia, Sep 2022