Contemporary Latin American Film Series Silent Light-FR
Feb. 12: Contemporary Latin American Film Series: Silent Light
The UNB Libraries, the NB Latino Association, and the Dept. of Culture & Language Studies present the award-winning Mexican film, “Silent light” by Carlos Reygadas, 142 min.
This free public screening will be held on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014, at 7p.m. at the Milham Room, Harriet Irving Learning Commons, UNB Campus (free parking). Winner of the critic’s prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, this film centers around Johan, a Mennonite living in Mexico, who is tormented with guilt over his extramarital affair with Marianne. His father, best friend and wife Esther (played by Canadian writer Miriam Toews) know the truth, but Johan's suffering has to do with his faith, which he can't reconcile with his deeds. Critics say: “As the film progresses, its hypnosis becomes heightened, its spell becomes entrancing.”
The film will be shown in Spanish & Low German with English subtitles, and briefly introduced by Dr. Sophie M. Lavoie.
Building: Harriet Irving Library
Room Number: Milham Room
1 506 458 7469