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3 November 2010 (France) See more »
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In this land there are only two gods: love and water.
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Present days. A man and his companion go on a journey to cremate the dead body of the former beloved wife, on a riverbank in the area where they spent their honeymoon. | Full synopsis »
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Film Review: 'Silent Souls'
 (From CineVue. 22 June 2012, 2:00 AM, PDT)

Russian film to open Pune Intl. Film Fest on Jan 6
 (From DearCinema.com. 4 January 2011, 9:32 AM, PST)

Rob Beames’ Top 10 Films of 2010
 (From Obsessed with Film. 3 January 2011, 9:54 AM, PST)

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Cast

 
Yuliya Aug ... Tanya
Olga Dobrina ... Yulya
Larisa Domaskina
Viktor Gerrat
Olga Gireva ... Seller in the shop
Artem Habibulin
Vyacheslav Melekhov ... Bird's seller (as Viacheslav Melekhov)
Igor Sergeev ... Aist
Leisan Sitdikova ... Rimma
Viktor Sukhorukov ... Vesa
Yuriy Tsurilo ... Miron
Ivan Tushin ... Little Aist
Yulia Tushina ... Aist's mother
Sergey Yarmolyuk ... STSI Inspector
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Directed by
Aleksey Fedorchenko 
 
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Denis Osokin 

Produced by
Igor Mishin .... producer
Meri Nazari .... producer
 
Original Music by
Andrei Karasyov 
 
Cinematography by
Mikhail Krichman 
 
Film Editing by
Sergey Ivanov 
 
Production Design by
Andrey Ponkratov 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Bartuli 
 
Sound Department
Romain Drouillon .... french dubbing mixer
Balzhi Liza .... foley artist
Konstantin Zalesskiy .... additional re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Maksim Malyavin .... digital intermediate supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Maksim Malyavin .... digital intermediate supervisor
Anna Wergun .... additional editor
 

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Also Known As:
"Ovsyanki" - Russia (original title)
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78 min
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Road Movie unlike any other., 12 September 2013
Author: Martin Bradley (MOscarbradley@aol.com) from Derry, Ireland

Clocking in at a very economical 78 minutes Aleksey Fedorchenko's "Silent Souls" is a remarkable and remarkably beautiful Russian film dealing with both grief and identity but in a manner that is both uplifting and almost surrealistically comic. It is the kind of film that Abbas Kiarostami might make or, in a much broader fashion, the Coens. The plot is both simple and minimalist. A man's wife has died and he wishes to take her body to be buried in the spot where they had spent their honeymoon, and in the custom of their race, but he does not want to involve the authorities so he enlists the help of a colleague, Aist, the film's narrator and its central character and it becomes a road movie unlike any other. Almost nothing happens and yet there is a great feeling that in the midst of death life goes on and that people continue to struggle for happiness at all costs. It's a melancholy subject but it isn't treated in a melancholy way. Little is actually said; these are indeed silent souls and what little story there is unfolds in almost totally visual terms and the cinematography of Mikhail Krichman is superb. An outstanding film that certainly doesn't deserve to get away.

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