New Perspectives / UK premiere

40 Days of Silence (Chilla)

  • Saodat Ismailova /
  • Uzbekistan, Netherlands, France, Germany /
  • 2014 /
  • 88 mins

Rukhshona Sattarova, Barohat Shukurova, Saodat Rahimova, Farida Olimova / Fiction / Tadjik

A coming-of-age story told as a mystical journey into the female psyche of four generations. In rural Tajikistan, young Bibicha takes a vow of silence for forty days and retreats to her grandmother's house, which she shares with cousin and her divorced aunt. In the total absence of men, the four women struggle with the ghosts of a long tradition that haunts them. This unique film offers a mesmerising, metaphysical and dreamlike look into the realities of womanhood, enriched with ethnographic accuracy and a strong social context. [12A]

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