Keswick Film Club - Silent Light

Silent Light (Stellet Licht)

Director: Carlos Reygadas Country: Mexico/Fra/Netherlands/Germany
Cert: 15 Year: 2007 Length: 120 mins Language: Spanish/German
Silent Light

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Score: 60.71% Attendance: 79


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This multiple international award-winner (including the jury prize at Cannes 2007) begins with a lengthy shot of dawn over the north Mexican plains. But this is not everyday Mexico: we are in a Mennonite community that still speaks the Dutch-German dialect of their founders. At the same leisurely pace, there unfolds a stately yet disturbing drama, of the passion of an upright member of the community for a married woman, and the burden this places on the man's wife, who knows of the affair from the outset. Reygadas uses breathtaking camerawork and non-professional actors to convey the strangeness of this world and of his story, a remarkable advance on his previous two films.

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