Contemporary Mexican Cinema

Silent Light
  • December 14, 2013 - 2:00pm

Stellet Licht runs a leisurely 132 minutes, and Reygadas manages to imbue every moment with spiritual weight—or what one character calls ‘the pure feeling of being alive.’ Given the filmmaker’s attention to ambient and off-screen sounds, Stellet Licht is far from silent. It is, however, profoundly still. As with the earliest motion pictures, it’s the quality of the light that really holds you.” J. Hoberman, The Village Voice. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, Carlos Reygadas’s visually stunning film takes place in a Mennonite community in Northern Mexico, where a father’s faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

NR; 132 minutes; Plautdietsch (a dialect spoken by the Russian Mennonites) with English subtitles

Tickets are $8.50; $6.50 for Modern members. Advance sales begin two hours prior to show.  

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