Stellet Licht (Silent Light)
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A man of faith succumbs to a temptation he cannot resist in this drama written and directed by Carlos Reygadas. Johan (Cornelio Wall Fehr) and Esther (Miriam Toews) have been married for years, and live with their children in a Mennonite community Mexico. While Johan and Esther are both taciturn by nature, a moral dilemma is tearing Johan apart -- he's been having an affair with another woman in their circle, Marianne (Maria Pankratz), and feels he may be falling in love with her. While the tenants of his faith strictly forbid adultery, his need to be with Marianne seems stronger than the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...traces the imperceptible reverberations of a guilty conscience."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Silent Light is a hard film to love, but it just might be an even harder one to shake."
‑ Jon Frosch, Film Journal International
"It's told with Dreyer-like conviction."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A beautiful, thoughtful and haunting film"
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"As the film progresses, its hypnosis becomes heightened, its spell becomes entrancing."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
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