SILENT SOULS is this week's CineCache feature!

Silent SoulsIt’s CineCache time at the Brattle!  Chlotrudis and the Brattle Theatre present Aleksei Fedorchenko’s SILENT SOULS.  This haunting and beautiful film from Russia explores grief, love and fate as refracted through the lens of ancient ritual and beliefs. When Miron’s beloved wife Tanya passes away, he asks his best friend Aist to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of his ancestors, the Merja, an ancient tribe from Lake Nero, a picturesque region in West-Central Russia. Although the Merja people assimilated into Russians long ago, their myths and traditions live on in their descendants’ modern life.  And so, the two men set out on a roadtrip along with Tanya’s body and two small birds in a cage. Along the way, as is custom for the Merjas, Miron shares intimate memories of his wife. But, as they reach the banks of the sacred lake where they will forever part with Tanya, he realizes he wasn’t the only one in love with Tanya… SILENT SOULS is a sublime story of love and loss and, in its own strange, laconic way, a thriller.  SILENT SOULS screens at 8pm at the Brattle Theatre, followed by a discussion led by Ivy Moylan.  Hope you can make it!


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