The Foreign Body


Venezuela / France / 2018 / Spanish and wayuunaiki with Spanish and English subtitles / 18

  • Director 

    Héctor Silva Núñez

  • Producer: 

    Marco Olmos, Eva Chillón, David Hernández Palmar

  • Photography: 

    Saurabh Monga

  • Cast: 

    Alberto González, Rayza de la Hoz, Luigi Sciammana, Gloria Jusayú



Jairo, a Wayuu youth, feels extremely self-conscious about having been born without nipples. Neglected and alone, he looks for a potential operation in the city of Maracaibo that will give him the confidence he has never had, and reassert his perception of the man he believes he must be. A pioneering and distinct proposal about searching for identity in a world that is still not completely prepared to accept difference.


Héctor Silva Núñez


Héctor Silva Núñez

Héctor Silva Núñez

Héctor is a Venezuelan filmmaker graduated from the EICTV, Cuba. His short films Anfibio (2015) had its world premiere at Cinéfondation in Cannes and received numerous awards. His second short film The Foreign Body (2018) premiered the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF). Hector is currently writing his first feature film.