Synopsis by Mark Deming
Author Martin Rejtman directed this low-key dramatic comedy about a woman suffering from an identity crisis. Silvia (Rosario Blefari) works in a cafe and is less then thrilled with her life, which seems to be going nowhere. On her 27th birthday, she decides some changes are in order, but the most she seems able to decide upon is buying a canary as a pet. Silvia decides to take a trip to Italy; once she's there, she meets a man who politely informs here she isn't the only woman named Silvia Prieto listed in the phone book, which starts her wondering about the others. Silvia Preito received its American premiere at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival; it was also screened at festivals in Berlin, Miami, Puerto Rico and San Francisco.