Silent Light (2007)

Mexico/France/Germany/The Netherlands
Feature Film
Original Title: Stellet licht
Writer/Director: Carlos Reygadas
Cinematographer: Alexis Zabe
Cast: Cornelio Wall, Maria Pankratz, Miriam Toews, Peter Wall

Reygadas’s third film, following the curious misstep of Battle in Heaven (2005) and the acclaimed Japón (2002), is a film of rare power; ostensibly about the effects of an extra-marital affair amongst Mexico’s German speaking Mennonite community, the exquisite camerawork, elegant pacing, beguiling, naturalistic soundtrack, contentious ending, and grand sense of landscape, would suggest that this masterful film’s real subject is somewhat more transcendental. Iain.Stott