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.


Anonymous 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?