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Silent Light(Stellet Licht)

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Mexico, France, Netherlands
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2007

2h 16m

Director Carlos Reygadas
Starring Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Peter Wall

Genre Drama, Romance

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In a Mexican Mennonite colony, Johan is cheating on his wife with another woman, threatening his place in his conservative community. Tormented by his own guilt, he confesses his affair, but he does not stop, nor does he leave his wife who still loves him.

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Variety by

Reygadas' typically arresting widescreen visuals and the presence of non-pro actors speaking in German-derived Plautdietsch makes for an initially hypnotic combination, but the spell breaks its hold well before the end of the picture's inflated running time, signaling an endurance test for all but the most ascetic arthouse auds.
70

Salon by Andrew O'Hehir

It's amazingly beautiful and it tests your patience; both things are par for the course with Reygadas, After that, you've either surrendered to his idiosyncratic sense of rhythm, or you're out of there.
88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto) by Liam Lacey

Much of what happens in Silent Light can feel painstakingly mundane: milking cows, harvesting wheat, a long drive at night in and out of shadows. Yet throughout, there's a sense of something ominous impending, and while it remains gentle, the ending is genuinely startling.
90

The New York Times by Manohla Dargis

The film was written, directed and somehow willed into unlikely existence by the extravagantly talented Carlos Reygadas, whose immersion in this exotic world feels so deep and true that it seems like an act of faith.
88

New York Post by V.A. Musetto

As is his custom, Reygadas uses a mostly nonprofessional cast; and, as expected, he draws remarkably realistic performances.

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