13-19 November 2017

Canción en la noche (Song in the Night)

Hernán Talavera

Canción en la noche (Hernán Talavera)
L'Alternativa Parallel / Panorama / Canción en la noche


This film is the result of a promise. In the middle of winter, Hernán Talavera was sent to a small village, where he would have to remain until summer. And Marta, who had just left Latvia to continue her year-long relationship with Hernán, would have to live alone in a strange country. Before leaving, Hernán promised to make something to compensate for his absence: this film. Like an inventory of tiny daily events, Canción en la noche celebrates the simple life, small things and the passing of time.


Hernán Talavera makes short films in the same solitary fashion as he paints. After graduating in fine art, he honed his skills in workshops with artists and filmmakers such as Abbas Kiarostami, Bill Viola, Carsten Nicolai, Toni Conrad, Víctor Erice, José Luis Guerín and Antonio López. His short Cuatro postales a Marta was screened at l'Alternativa 2015.


  • Country Spain
  • Year 2016
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 68 min
  • Image BW
  • Language Spanish, English, Latvian
  • Subtitles Spanish
  • Producer Hernán Talavera
  • Screenplay Hernán Talavera
  • Photography Hernán Talavera
  • Editor Hernán Talavera
  • Sound Hernán Talavera
  • Actors Marta Drupa
  • Contact contacto@hernantalavera.com


Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival CinemaZero Film Festival

Presented by Hernán Talavera 16/11


Thursday 16, 21.15 h — Auditori CCCB

This film will be available on Filmin after the festival.