The story of a family that falls apart when one of the siblings becomes disabled, La pared de las palabras is not a film about people with disabilities but about the deep paths of human communication.
Una familia se torna disfuncional a raíz de que uno de sus miembros es discapacitado. Más que un filme sobre la discapacidad, la película trata sobre los profundos caminos en la comunicación humana.
Fernando Pérez Valdés is a prominent Cuban film director. Pérez graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in Language and Spanish Literature, and began working in the Cuban film industry in 1971 as an assistant director, before directing his first documentary in 1975. His feature debut was the drama Clandestinos (1987) but it wasn’t until Madagascar (1994) that he garnered significant international recognition. Pérez later directed La Vida es Silbar (1998) and Suite Habana (2003), considered by some critics to be the best Cuban film in decades. Additional works include Madrigal, El ojo del Canario, and his last film La pared de las palabras (2014).