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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Click here if the video file above doesn’t play properly.

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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 award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).


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