“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.