The Silence

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Iran/Tajikistan/France / 1998 / 76 min
In Persian with English subtitles

Last streamed on Fri, Dec 18

Khorshid, abandoned by his father and living alone with his mother in Tajikistan, is responsible for coming up with rent money at only age 10. He’s also blind, but he makes money by tuning rare instruments. On the way to work each day, guided by Nadereh, the young protégée of the man Khorshid works for, he becomes enraptured by the sonorous music he hears. He gets as lost in the beauty of the sounds that surrounds him as audiences do in the film’s stunning imagery that he cannot see. The Silence follows Gabbeh in Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s stunning “Poetic Trilogy.”