The NB Latino Association, UNB Libraries, and the Dept. of Culture & Language Studies present the award-winning Mexican film, “Silent Light” by Carlos Reygadas. This free public screening will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Milham Room (Room 100), Harriet Irving Library, UNB Campus (free parking).
Winner of the critic’s prize at the 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 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 fim progresses, its hypnosis becomes heightened, its spell becomes entrancing.”
The film will be shown in Spanish & Low German with English subtitles, and introduced by Dr. Sophie Lavoie.