Silent Sonata (Circus Fantasticus)
Silent Sonata (Circus Fantasticus) (2010)

A Slovenian war drama.

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Rated: Unrated
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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

This modern take on the silent genre has none of the polish of, say, The Artist, but director Janez Burger's attempt has some powerful moments.

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Simon Crook
Empire Magazine

A Fellini-esque silent fable with tackles the horrors of war with a refreshing sense of the absurd.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)

There is some beautiful imagery along the way but the conceit seems forced.

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Simon Miraudo

With enigmatic digressions into the nature of the afterlife, Silent Sonata is a visually sumptuous and moving little picture in which volumes of meaning are passed along - between characters, and also to us, the audience - wordlessly.

Philip Kemp
Total Film

Slovenian filmmaker Janez Burger's dialogue-free poetic fable doesn't dig deep (circus as metaphor for life, thanks Fellini) but there's a gentle surreal charm that's hard to resist.

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Mark Adams
Screen International

An elegant exercise in classic European magical realism.

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