Silent Light — in a theatre and on DVD!

Speaking of Victor Morton, I absolutely must link to his detailed, extensive, impassioned and admittedly spoiler-filled review of Carlos Reygadas’s Silent Light (2007) — which, incidentally, has been available on DVD in Canada for the past few weeks.

Morton has posted the review now because the film is currently playing in a theatre in New York. The big screen is definitely the ideal venue for this movie, but if you can forgive the heresy of reducing such mesmerizing footage to a mere YouTube clip, here are the film’s first five minutes — just to give you a sense of what has had viewers like Morton and myself so spellbound:

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).


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