A TWELVE YEAR NIGHT : The Sounds of Silence

Hello darkness, my old friend… I’ve come to talk with you again…
Because a vision softly creeping… Left its seeds while I was sleeping…
And the vision that was planted in my brain.. Still remains..
Within the sound of silence

Words from Simon & Garfunkel‘s evergreen classic song brilliantly fits in as an ode to the heart wrenching Uruguayan film A twelve year night. No wonder it does get its deserving place in the film too. Director Alvaro Brenchner chooses to tell the story of  the unbelievably horrific experience that three political prisoners José Mujica, Mauricio Rosencof and Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro go through during their twelve year long solitary confinement across multiple prisons in the most inhuman conditions under the military dictatorship regime in Uruguay.

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ROMA : Breathtakingly Beautiful & Profoundly Poignant

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There are possibly many ways to describe Alfonso Cuaron‘s deeply personal film ROMA. And possibly none of them will do complete justice to the staggering cinematic epic that the film is. When someone of Cuaron’s sensibilities decides to focus on the life and times around the childhood of his six year old self, you know how honestly heartfelt it is going to be in everything he zooms into.

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WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY : Does not stay with you

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What Will People Say is extremely sensitive and deeply disappointing at the same time. Sensitive – courtesy the brilliant portrayal of the suffering and tyranny of a young second generation Pakistani girl Nisha by the terrific Maria Mozhdah, with her trauma, fear and sense of loss presented with brutal honesty. Maria is in sensational form here, and owns the entire film with effortless ease, engaging you well in her journey!

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