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      Silent Souls

      2010 1h 15m Drama List
      96% Tomatometer 47 Reviews 75% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A man and a companion go on a journey to cremate his beloved wife on a riverbank. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Mark Kermode Observer (UK) Full of striking visual images and fragmentary half-truths - a dour meditation on love and death that arrests and alienates in equal measure. Jun 24, 2012 Full Review Tara Brady Irish Times The performances are pitch perfect. The culture is fascinating. See it. See it. See it. Rated: 4/5 Jun 22, 2012 Full Review Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph (UK) Aleksei Fedorchenko's crisp, beautiful film ponders the oddness and necessity of the folk rites in which we all seek solace. Rated: 4/5 Jun 22, 2012 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row It is a film worth revisiting, like a dream after waking, but an hour later you may not remember you ever had the dream at all. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 6, 2019 Full Review Isabel Stevens ViewLondon Grief is handled here in a such a restrained and unusual way that is rarely seen in cinema. Rated: 4/5 Aug 27, 2018 Full Review Stuart Klawans The Nation [Silent Souls] is whimsical, melancholy and utterly beautiful. Jan 9, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

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      Audience Member A well made meditation on the journey between life and death. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Road movie unlike no other and amazing cinematography to boot. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review walter m In "Silent Souls," Aist(Igor Sergeev) is the son of a famous poet. Having failed to write anything of his own, Aist works in a paper factory. While making time with a female security guard, he is called to the office of Miron(Yuriy Tsurilo), his boss. It's not about that, however. See, Miron's younger wife Tanya(Yuliya Aug) has just died and he needs help in attending to the appropriate funeral rites. Since this might take a few days, Aist, takes along the birds, buntings, that he just bought. "Silent Souls" is a rather beguiling movie. If it is oddly so, it is perhaps the way an outsider, or the viewer, sees the customs shown which are fading away in this modern world.(The scene in the box store exemplifies this clash of worlds.) In any case, the narration is definitely necessary, as else we might come to a thoroughly different conclusion as to what is really happening.(Like for instance, that Miron murdered the unhappy Tanya which I am not entirely ruling out.) We see all of this mostly over the characters' shoulders which does make it kind of hard to focus on them at times while the movie's deliberate pace does wonders in establishing a keen sense of loneliness. Even with the funereal mood, I am wondering how seriously to take the movie at times, considering the awful poetry, not as bad as Vogon poetry, mind you, but still bad, which is pretty ridiculous. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Super beau, et ...profond :-) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member A short, quiet film about how the tug of tradition can pull you under. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review ari v The sort of sadness that doesn't weigh on you, but rather blankets you like a loving mother - is mentioned in this film. There are no particularly profound points made here, but something about the film's patient flow - seems to evoke that very feeling. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A man and a companion go on a journey to cremate his beloved wife on a riverbank.
      Director
      Alexsey Fedorchenko
      Producer
      Igor Mishin, Mary Nazari, Dmitriy Vorobyov
      Screenwriter
      Denis Osokin
      Production Co
      Aprel Mig Pictures, Media Mir Foundation
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Russian
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 26, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 15m
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