Silent Souls is the award-winning film about two men – Aist and Miron – as they journey through Russia and embrace their forgotten culture. It opens this Thursday 17 May around the country.
Aist is a middle-aged bachelor who lives in a lonely town in Northern Russian. He, and many others in the town, identify as Meryan – an indigenous people who were assimilated into Russia in the Middle Ages.
One day his boss Miron tells him that his wife has died overnight, and asks Aist to join him on a trip to the sacred Oka River to perform the traditional Meryan cremation rites. What ensues is a tale of love and loss, where both men discover more than they bargained for.
Silent Souls won the FIPRESCI Award at the 67th Venice Film Festival, and was critically acclaimed around the world. We have 10 double passes to give away – to enter simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the name of the film’s director.
Please include your full name and address. The competition is open until Wednesday 26 May at 5pm.