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787 Ratings

THE SILENCE

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Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Iran, Tajikistan, 1998
Drama, Music
      Persian
      English

Synopsis

Khorshid, a young blind boy from Tajikistan, earns rent money for his family by tuning rare instruments but becomes enraptured by the sonorous music he hears on his way to work each day.

Our take

A transcendental tribute to the possibilities of sound and music, this deeply-felt and highly symbolic film hails from Mohsen Makhmalbaf, a major figure in Iranian cinema who, like Abbas Kiarostami, emerged following the 1979 Revolution. Profound and poetic, The Silence is a stirring tour de force.

Synopsis

Khorshid, a young blind boy from Tajikistan, earns rent money for his family by tuning rare instruments but becomes enraptured by the sonorous music he hears on his way to work each day.

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The SilenceDirected byMohsen Makhmalbaf
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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1998 | 2 wins including: Cinema, Man, Nature (CinemAvvenire' Award)
1998 | Special Mention: Sergio Trasatti Award

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