When Miron’s wife Tanya passes away, he asks his friend Aist to help him say goodbye according to the rituals of the Merya culture—an ancient tribe from West-Central Russia. As the two men set out on a long journey with her body, Miron relates details of his marriage, with unintended consequences.
Winner of the Critics Prize at Venice and highly acclaimed on its US release, Silent Souls is both a haunted love story and an existential road trip. Filling a compact 75 minute runtime with emotional richness and gorgeous photography, rarely does melancholy feel so beautiful or flow so easily.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy