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A man of faith succumbs to a temptation he cannot resist in this drama written and directed by Carlos Reygadas. Johan (Cornelio Wall Fehr) and Esther (Miriam Toews) have been married for years, and live with their children in a Mennonite community Mexico. While Johan and Esther are both taciturn by nature, a moral dilemma is tearing Johan apart -- he's been having an affair with another woman in their circle, Marianne (Maria Pankratz), and feels he may be falling in love with her. While the tenants of his faith strictly forbid adultery, his need to be with Marianne seems stronger than the dictates of his moral compass, and while he's confessed his sins to Esther and his close friend Zacarias (Jacobo Klassen), subjecting himself to the shame of truth hasn't buffered his desires. Even worse, after Johan confesses to his father about his lust for Marianne, he's told that he may have fallen under the sway of Satan. Luz Silenciosa (aka Silent Light) received its world premiere at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 9, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Carlos Reygadas Best Foreign Film 2008 Nominee

Cast

Cornelio Wall
as Johan
Miriam Toews
as Esther
Maria Pankratz
as Marianne
Peter Wall
as Padre
Elisabeth Fehr
as Madre
Jacobo Klassen
as Zacarias
Irma Thiessen
as Sara
Alfredo Thiessen
as Alfredo
Daniel Thiessen
as Daniel
Autghe Loewen
as Autghe
Jackob Loewen
as Jackob
Gerardo Thiessen
as Cornelio
Alex Thiessen
as Cornelio

Crew

Carlos Reygadas
Director
Carlos Reygadas
Producer
Jaime Romandia
Producer
Carlos Reygadas
Screenwriter
Alexis Zabe
Cinematographer
Jaime Baksht
Composer (Music Score)
Natalia López
Editor
Gerardo Tagle
Production Designer
Nohemi Gonzalez
Art Director
Jean Labadie
Associate Producer
Raul Locatelli
Sound/Sound Designer
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