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40 Days of Silence


 

Surrounded by high mountains, in an isolated village of Central Asia, Bibicha, a young woman, decides to take a vow of silence followed by her past, unaware of her future and struggling with the present. Will her awakening as a woman and her personal journey answer her questions ?

 

40 Day of Silence will premiere on the 7th of February, at the Berlinale Forum.

 

Director’s diary at Sundance Lab (Filmmaker Magazine)

 

 





 

Cast and Crew

director

Saodat Ismailova

script

Saodat Ismailova & Ulughbek Sadikov

DoP

Benito Strangio

editing

Benjamin Mirguet &

Nathalie Alonso-Casale

sound Diego van Uden
music design Jacob Kirkegaard
sound & mix Ranko Paukovic
production

Volya Films Netherlands

Petit Film

France

Rohfilm Germany

 

genre

fiction

 

length

87' min


Funding

CNC - Fonds Sud - CNC
World Cinema Fund
Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam
Netherlands Film Fund
Goteborg International Film
Festival Fund

Global Film Initiative
Rotterdam Media Fund

Supported by Sundance Sceenwriters and Directors Lab


Festivals

Berlinale Forum 2014

Hong Kong Film Festival 2014

Riviera Maya Film Festival 2014

Flying Broom International Film Festival 2014

Febiofest 2014

Seattle International Film Festival 2014

Granada Cines del Sur Film Festival 2014