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Silent Light

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Directed by Carlos Reygadas
Mexico, France, 2007
Drama
      Dutch
      English

Synopsis

Johan and his family are mennonites from the north of Mexico. Johan, husband and father, is tormented with guilt over his extramarital affair with Marianne. His father, best friend, and wife know the truth, but Johan can’t reconcile his deeds with his faith…

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Reygadas proved himself one of the most controversial contemporary directors when he won the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2007 with this gorgeous remixing of Dreyer’s Ordet. Weaving the sacred and the profane, the holy and the damned, Silent Light is one of the great modern films on the subject of faith.

Synopsis

Johan and his family are mennonites from the north of Mexico. Johan, husband and father, is tormented with guilt over his extramarital affair with Marianne. His father, best friend, and wife know the truth, but Johan can’t reconcile his deeds with his faith…

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Silent LightDirected byCarlos Reygadas
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2007 | Winner: Jury Prize
Independent Spirit Awards
2009 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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