Silent Light

Silent Light (15)

Director: Carlos Reygadas
Starring: Cornelio Wall Fehr, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz
Mexico/France/Netherlands, 2006, 2 hours 7 minutes, subtitles

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Sunday 13 3.30pm
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Sunday 13 April 7.30pm
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A visual tour de force, this contemplative study of spiritual crisis among Mexico's Mennonites confirms Reygadas (Japon, Battle in Heaven) as one of the most interesting directors in the world. Stolid farmer Johan is torn between his wife and family and the woman he loves. The almost ethnographic observation of the Mennonite community's daily rituals makes the spiritual moments even more moving and effective.

"Rivetingly beautiful... powerfully dramatic... truly extraordinary... a sensuous and compassionate experience" Sight & Sound

Winner Jury Prize Cannes Film Festival 2007

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