Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to Silencio, the Pedro Almodóvar-helmed film from El Deseo.

Starring Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez, Daniel Grao, Dario Grandinetti, Inma Cuesta, Michelle Jenner, Rossy de Palma, Silencio charts the life of Julieta (played by Suarez and Ugarte) from 1985 to the present day. As she struggles to survive on the verge of madness, she finds her life is marked by a series of journeys revolving around the disappearance of her daughter. The film focuses on Almodovar’s familiar themes of destiny, guilt and what makes people abandon those they love.

The film marks the tenth collaboration for Almodovar and the Sony Pictures Classics team that began with Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown at Orion Classics. It has continued with eight films at SPC, including I’m So Excited, The Skin I Live In, Broken Embraces, Volver, Bad Education, All About My Mother, Talk To Her and The Flower Of My Secret.