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40 Days Of Silence

When:

Mon Dec 8 2014, 9:30pm

Where: The Projector, Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, Kallang, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

BY SAODAT ISMAILOVA / UZBEKISTAN, TAJIKISTAN, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, FRANCE
TADJIK / 2014 / 88 MINS

A young girl, Bibicha, takes a vow of silence that will last 40 days to atone for her sins. She carries out this traditional vow in her grandmother’s house – along with three other women of different generations – in a rural Uzbek village.

Silence is established right from the start of the film, which has dark tones, isolated and harsh settings, and few words beyond subtitles. Events unfold without a let-up in this approach, possibly forcing the audience to meditate on the scenes.

Featuring an all-female cast, this film is about women’s voices, and the sins and responsibilities they bear in a society that is largely patriarchal.