Silent Souls Cast
: Igor Sergeyev Director
: Aleksei Fedorchenko Genre
: DramaRunning Time
: 75 minutes Synopsis
: Winner Fipresci Prize: Venice Film Festival 2011
When Miron's beloved wife Tanya passes away, he asks his best friend Aist to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of the Merya culture, an ancient Finno-Ugric tribe from Lake Nero, a picturesque region in West-Central Russia. Although the Merya people assimilated into Russians in the 17th century, their myths and traditions live on in their descendants' modern life.
The two men set out on a road trip thousands of miles across the boundless lands. With them, two small birds in a cage. Along the way, as is custom for the Meryas, Miron shares intimate memories of his conjugal life. But as they reach the banks of the sacred lake where they will forever part with the body, he realises he wasn't the only one in love with Tanya...
Release Date: 17 May 2012 http://iconmovies.com.au/Movies/S/SilentSouls.aspx