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on June 1, 2007
The blind, ten year old instrument tuner named Khorshid at the center of this film is in love with sounds and rhythms: music, rivers, bees, poetry, a girl's pretty voice. One intriguing sound is enough to peel him off from the business of the day and send him in a new, unplanned direction. A girl named Nadareh watches after Khorshid and helps to keep him from wandering too far, but his job is in jeopardy and he and his Mother are facing eviction. Such temporal concerns are secondary to Khorshid, whose obsession with sound is relentless.

The plot is simple, the pace is slow, but this film is beautiful. The imagery is powerful, sensual and provides the viewer with a visual mirror on Khorshid's aural, interior fantasy.
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on June 12, 2013
I hope this work would not go unnoticed. A great depiction of a society almost lost behind the Iron Curtain.
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on July 18, 2013
It is said that a good book or a good film leaves one with more questions than answers. I would say, that a great film leaves one with neither questions nor answers, just silence. Meher Baba once said that the greatest gift is given by one who is not aware that he is giving a gift and is received by one who is not aware that he is receiving a gift. He also said, "Things that are real are given and receivedin silence."
Yes, Mohsen's film tells a story, and that story is the mastic that holds the film together; but don't be satisfied with that. For how can one be satisfied with a story called The Silence about a blind boy who is an instrument tuner, whose guiding compass in this world, and possibly the next, is his ear? That compass is magnetized to love's pole by way of beauty (Jamal). And what is love? "The tale of love must be heard from love itself, for like the mirror, it is both mute and expressive." - Shams e Tabriz
Watch with attention, with the state of openness, and perhaps, God willing, you will, as the film quotes the Scripture, "Think not of the past or the future, but become the son of the moment and take death as target between the eyes."
Michael (eladi-publications.com)
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on August 21, 2015
This item was not shipped, a Bergman film by the same title - still good film.
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on March 7, 2015
Pretentious. Artsy to look at, but way too self conscious, if a movie can have an immature personality.
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