Sunday, 21 November 2010
Silent Souls reach Latin America
A Russian drama about life and death, Silent Souls, has picked up two important awards, the Silver Astors, at Argentina’s Mar del Plata international film festival, the only “A” status film fair in Latin America.
Alexey Ferdorchenko, from the Urals Russian city of Yekaterinburg, was named Best Director, while novelist Denis Osokin was praised for the film's screenplay at the 25th edition of the festival.
Earlier this year, the beautifully shot Silent Souls received accolades from the jury of the Venice film festival where the film's cameraman, Mikhail Krichman, was awarded the prestigious 'Ozella' prize for Best Cinematography.
Fedorchenko’s “Souls” revolves around a middle-aged man who just lost his beloved wife and wants to bury her somewhere where they once spent their honeymoon. However, Miron does not make his journey alone; he is accompanied by a photographer, to whom he confides his family life, cut short.
Erotic and poetic, Silent Souls' cinematic language did not go unnoticed at the Middle East International Film Festival in Abu-Dabi, where it also received the top honors.