Thursday, August 22, 2013

Silent Souls

A resident of the small village of Neya, Russia helps his friend bury his recently deceased wife according to the painstaking, ritualistic guidelines of the Meryans, their ancient people. Silent Souls is a turgid and plodding film (I thought a lot about Tarakovsky's Stalker during the movie) that does contain fine cinematography and some impressive visuals, but still feels interminable even at a meager 75 minute running length.