The Silent Child (2017)



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Set in rural England and Inspired by real life events. The Silent Child film centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication. When fresh faced social worker, Joanne turns up we see Libby transform. This once withdrawn four year old suddenly feels connected to the world and over a short period of time Joanne and Libby's relationship blossoms. An insightful short story, inspired by real life events, observing one of the loneliest disabilities and the avoidable struggles that deaf children face.


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The family is weak, and the supporting cast isn't much of a cast at all. Yes, there's other siblings, but they aren't impressionable or notable in any way.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The artistic finesse of the film leaves, perhaps, just a little bit more to be desired - it's a case of applauding a message more than its overeager medium.

Apr 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Beautifully shot and scored though it is, it's the strength of the writing and Shelton's deeply compassionate performance that really makes this one soar.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Extraordinary production... [Full review in Spanish]

Mar 14, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's an unusual sort of bigotry on display here, one that many of us who aren't personally touched by the issue may not even be aware of. Absolutely heartbreaking.

Mar 4, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The filmmakers do not want you to feel good after this short, they want you to think.

Feb 28, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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