Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran, 1998, Arrow Films, Arthouse

“Radiantly sensuous” -- New York Times

“A flip-book of gorgeous, lyrical images” -- San Francisco Examiner

From one of Iran’s most celebrated filmmakers comes THE SILENCE, a hypnotic symphony of visual and aural rhythms.

THE SILENCE follows Khorshid, a blind 10-year old living with his mother in a small Tajikistan village. Khorshid earns money tuning musical instruments, while Nadereh -- the beautiful protege of the instrument maker for whom Khorshid works -- acts as his eyes, fetching him every day at the bus stop and leading him through the streets. About to lose his job and home, Khorshid creates a world where he can be happy -- where hypnotic sounds and the music of the world shows him how to experience life.

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  • 76 min.
  • Color
  • 1.66:1


  • DCP


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