The Silence (Sokout) (1999)
Critic Reviews for The Silence (Sokout)
The boy's blindness often seems like either a novelty or a symbol; in either case, its falseness weakens the overall effect, even though the film easily has a dozen charming, memorable scenes.
a puzzle about what the entire experience was supposed to be all about.
turn off the cell phone, shut out the outside distractions, and follow Makhmalbaf's sumptuous visuals and sounds to get inside Khorshid's world.
Audience Reviews for The Silence (Sokout)
Makhmalbaf continues to explore the infinite possibilities of cinema and film language (as usual), creating another poetic film that impresses not only with its clever editing but also with its use of many aural match cuts that fit perfectly within the story it wants to tell.
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