Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf Run Time: 76 min. Release Year: 1998 Language: Persian (Farsi)
Starring: Goibibi Ziadolahyeva, Nadereh Abdelahyeva, Tahmineh Normatova
“Radiantly sensuous” — New York Times
“A flip-book of gorgeous, lyrical images” — San Francisco Examiner
From one of Iran’s most celebrated filmmakers comes THE SILENCE, a hypnotic symphony of visual and aural rhythms.
THE SILENCE follows Khorshid, a blind 10-year old living with his mother in a small Tajikistan village. Khorshid earns money tuning musical instruments, while Nadereh — the beautiful protege of the instrument maker for whom Khorshid works — acts as his eyes, fetching him every day at the bus stop and leading him through the streets. About to lose his job and home, Khorshid creates a world where he can be happy — where hypnotic sounds and the music of the world shows him how to experience life.