Lal gece (Night of Silence) Reviews

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Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
July 29, 2013
Two great performances hold together Reis Celik's slow-moving study of child brides ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
July 2, 2013
Treating what could be a deeply distasteful subject with subtlety and restraint, Reis Çelik's intimate two-hander explores a fraught situation with sympathy and unexpected revelations ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
June 28, 2013
The ambiguity of how the drama plays out only enhances the fascination of this intimate, intense but always discreet dissection of antiquated patriarchal custom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
June 28, 2013
The colours are so vivid you ache to reach out and touch them). It's also painfully funny and full of surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thirza Wakefield
Little White Lies
June 28, 2013
By anybody's standards, this is tough and exposing territory, which makes it all the more impressive that Celik's human-inventions remain as luminously secretive as folklore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 27, 2013
This is an elegant and cerebral piece of work, but finally a little subdued, and perhaps doesn't measure up to the expectations of the opening 10 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon
June 27, 2013
Intensely gripping, unpredictable and emotionally engaging, thanks to an intelligent script, striking cinematography and terrifically convincing performances from its two main leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 25, 2013
Humane empathy carries the story along, and occasional spectacular moments when the film steps out of the bedroom raise the hope that Çelik gets the chance to work on a wider scale soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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