Adrián Silvestre is a filmmaker born in 1981 in Valencia, Spain.
Degree in Audiovisual Communication from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Degree in Film Direction from Escuela de Cine y Audiovisual de Madrid (ECAM), and Master´s Degree in the History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS).
He has also completed a specialization in Film and TV Project Development and another in the Curatorship of Film Festivals at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV), Cuba. He´s been a resident artist at the Real Academia de España en Roma as well as at the Académie de France à Madrid / Casa de Velázquez.
In his cinematographic projects, he explores the limits between reality and fiction, staging real people alongside professional performers, taking on artistic practice from the analysis of their life experiences. His films are preceded by a process of close collaboration with communities, generally linked to issues of gender, migration and LGBTI groups. They are participative processes, in which dialogue is created, the gender perspective is transversally implemented ant the empowerment of the participants is fostered.
He has produced and directed the short film Natalia Nikolaevna (2014) released in the Malaga Film Festival.
The Objects of Love (2016) is his first feature film. It was showcased in an extensive tour of international film festivals, winning numerous awards such as the FIPRESCI and the Rizoma Film Award.
In 2019, he founded the production company Adrián Silvestre Films, in Barcelona.
He is currently developing his following feature film, together with Guillermina Ortega: Bongoland, produced by Alba Sotorra SL. The film portrays a sixty-year-old couple in crisis, who decide to travel to Gran Canaria, there their life will take a 360º spin.
Sediments, his second feature film, will premiere in 2021.
The Objects of Love. 2016
Natalia Nikolaevna. (Short) 2014
Exit, Un corto a la Carta (Short) 2012
“The Objects of Love is directed with great confidence and assuredness by first time feature director, Adrian Silvestre. The developing story of a woman alone in the city and the key scenes of attraction, lovemaking, bickering, jealousy and deep comradery between the two women are all movingly and convincingly enacted, and the two lead actresses – excellent casting decisions both -share an obvious chemistry. It is refreshing to see a film carried by two strong female leads”.