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Stellet Licht / Silent Light (2007) Carlos Reygadas, Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Drama, Romance

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Johan is the head of a family in a Mennonite community in northern Mexico. However, he goes against the law of both God and men by falling in love with another woman and, although he is honest with his wife about the affair, his actions create conflict in their otherwise serine and tranquil existence. An enlightening and engaging exploration of moral and spiritual crises, Silent Light’s poetic tone at times invokes Dreyer, Bergman and even Kubrick as it weaves its intricate and brilliant way to one of cinema s most exquisite finales. A modern classic from one of the greatest film-makers of our time.

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