CineCaché is co-presented by Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film and The Brattle Theatre
Tickets $10/$8 Seniors, Students, and Brattle & Chlotrudis Members, available at the door | See below for subscription info | No Passes
(2010) dir Aleksei Fedorchenko w/Igor Sergeyev, Yuri Tsurilo (75 min)
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.
“Utterly beautiful… Takes the road movie to places I never anticipated.” – Stuart Klawans, The Nation
“A marvel! … A rich, sensual contemplation of the relationship between life and death.” – Kevin Thomas, LA Times
“Beautifully shot… Has the sustained flow of a musical composition.” – J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
Celebrating the yet-to-be discovered treasures of the independent film world, Chlotrudis and the Brattle present CINECACHE, a bi-weekly series of film and discussion, every other Monday night from September 26 through the end of the year. Sneak previews, festival favorites, regional features, and overlooked gems are the kinds of films you’ll see in this exciting series!
CineCache screenings take place every other Monday evening through January 2. Showtimes may vary on future dates.
Although tonight’s screening is free, most CineCache presentations are $10/$8 for students, Brattle and Chlotrudis members; Subscriptions for the entire series are available for $60 (Buy Now). Special $50 subscription rate available for Brattle and Chlotrudis members (Buy Now).