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Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s “The Silence”

Thursday - 7:00pm (ET)
July 20, 2023

University Lutheran
3637 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104
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$8 – $12

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Bowerbird, in collaboration with Nightletter, are pleased to present Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s 1998 film “The Silence”. “The Silence” follows Khorshid, a blind 10-year old living with his mother in a small Tajikistan village. Khorshid earns money tuning musical instruments, while Nadereh — the beautiful protege of the instrument maker for whom Khorshid works — acts as his eyes, fetching him every day at the bus stop and leading him through the streets. About to lose his job and home, Khorshid creates a world where he can be happy — where hypnotic sounds and the music of the world shows him how to experience life. The film is banned in Iran since 1998.

Co-presented with Nightletter.


The Silence / Mohsen Makhmalbaf / 1998 / 76 min / digital


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