After suffering a brutal rape, coffee picker Josefina Moreno seeks consolation from her godmother. In vain. But she does help Josefina, who has an unusually keen sense of smell, to become a coffee taster. When the owner of the plantation she works at finds out about her unique talent, he begins to formally introduce her to the world of coffee tasting.
Just as her new calling is gaining her a national reputation, her brother, Alfredo, gets into trouble while trying to take revenge for the brutal rape of his sister and, through no fault of his own, ends up in jail.
The plantation owner helps Josefina to get her brother out of this desperate situation, and with hope on the horizon, Josefina succeeds in taking the plantation to the country’s top competition. But then, fate strikes again …
“It has been my mission throughout my career to tell stories that shed light on social problems through universal narratives.
I'm deeply passionate about making films that serve not simply as a passive experience but also motivate active inner and outer change. […]
With EL SUSPIRO DEL SILENCIO I want to motivate meaningful conversations about the issue of violence against women and the systematic power dynamics of a cultural apparatus that cultivate an environment that allows this to happen. We must speak… we must do something about it, now.”