Night Of Silence Review

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Released from prison, we meet Damat (Livas Salman) paying respects at the graves of the people who may or may not have been his victims. Soon he retreats to spend the night in the company of his new bride, shy teenager Gelin (Dilan Aksüt), where revelatio


On the night of their arranged marriage, a child bride and her groom slowly unearth each other’s secrets. Caged inside a single room, Reis Çelik’s tightly performed two-hander is a hushed masterwork of uneasy silence and covert motives, with a final shot that’s positively Hitchcockian.

Enthralling and occasionally uncomfortable, it's another example of the quality emerging from the blossoming Turkish film industry.