Friday, July 25, 2014

The Silence 1963

Two sisters connected by bonds of love and hate are stranded in a country whose language they do not know. One of them is very ill and broods about dying: the second is equally consumed by desire. The multitude of hotel staff are a mute chorus, to better focus on the emotional drama of the sisters. Tanks rumble in the streets. This third of a so called trilogy is unclouded by philosophical musings, and is an unadorned study of human beings in a godless world. Sven Nyquist's photography captures the drama enacted on the canvas of the human face.

2 comments:

kaist455 said...

To me, the movie was more enigmatic than the other two films of the trilogy - that is why I want to revisit the trilogy someday.

S. M. Rana said...

Indeed,and what can be more enigmatic than the human mind/psyche/soul, laid bare in a close relationship which has matured over a lifetime?