Silent Souls Synopsis
A man and a companion go on a journey to cremate his beloved wife on a riverbank.
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San Francisco Chronicle

A mystical masterpiece about a lonely man who helps a widower perform last rites for his wife, is an astonishing, haunting, sensual,...
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Silent Souls is a marvel. Fedorchenko's expressive powers and his visual prowess are astonishing, and though the film's conclusion is...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This profound and immensely touching film in only 75 perfect minutes achieves the profundity of an epic.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Silent Souls is a road movie, a guy movie, a treatise on burial customs in northern Russia. Mostly it's a sigh at the way entire cultures...
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80

Chicago Reader

Rife with earthy details and poetic associations, the movie often advances like a daydream.
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80

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Even at a mere 75 minutes, Silent Souls is thrillingly dense and allusive, and the elegiac finale maintains the overall air of mystery...
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75

Slant Magazine

Folklore, rituals, and the past weigh heavily on Silent Souls, which is somewhat endemic of films from Fedorchenko's home country of...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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Disquieting and unforgettable, like a good ghost story, this is a special film for special tastes whose admirers inhabit festivals and...
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70

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
Dour yet affirmative, this laconic, deliberately paced, beautifully shot movie seeks the archaic in the ordinary - and, though somewhat...
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63

New York Post

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At a little over an hour, Silent Souls is hardly long, yet the camera's repeated focus on the wintry, gray country road they're traveling...
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By aimeepapillon
Very thought-provoking film. Provides a wonderful view of a culture and in Russia that is dying. Friendship and new views of love and ritual ore offered. Great dialogue and wonderful...