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Tartan not ‘Silent’ about loving Reygadas

Its been a match made in 'Heaven' for Tartan Films and auteur Mexican filmmaker – the U.K company's U.S distribution arm has been supporting Carlos Reygadas from the very start with Japon and Battle in Heaven. Screen Daily reports that this logical union continues with  the filmmaker's lkeast controlverisal but moist hailed film – one that won awards commencing at Cannes and continuing till this day.

Silent Light (Luz Silenciosa) takes place in the Chihuaha state, community of Mennonites. Johan, married to Esther, with seven sons from her, has been having a passionate love affair with Marianne for 2 years. Deciding between two lives, and between two women, is impossibile. He opens his heart to his friend, Zacaris and to his father, a preacher, who sees it as the devil’s work. Neverthless, both of them support him, pity him. And envy him.

Silent Light by Carlos Reygadas (Trailer) (Stellet Litcht)

Posted Jun 26, 2007


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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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