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Scandinavian Silence

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Director: Martti Helde
EE, FR, BE 201975' et

A brother and sister set out across a silent winter landscape, but after years apart they have difficulty communicating. Tom begins to talk of their past and a violent act, the consequences of which have stayed with them to this very day.This minimalist study of a difficult sibling relationship presents three versions of the same story, asking whether time can heal the wounds of the past.

An exceptional cinematic journey. Filmed from different perspectives, the movie revels in long sections in which one character speaks while the other stays silent. The viewer is not only engaged throughout the story by the impressive camera work and outstanding music, but also by the pure cinematic approach, powerful script and original narrative.

Curator's point of view: A technique that resembles an audition is an apt dramatic tool to play something intolerably painful.