After the death of their mother, blind and deaf sisters Anna and Beth live happily in a secluded small town with Father. However, when a neighbor stops by, Anna and Beth begin to question Father’s medical diagnoses and start to realize his intentions are more sinister than they could have imagined.
Shot in the haunting ephemeral landscapes of Vermont, and at times disturbing,
Silence and Darkness is a hard one for me to review, for it to be a lot like Sator as it is mainly an experimental film. It does have excellent elements to it. For instance the use of Bob Dylan lyrics is awesome.
Mina Walker, and Joan Glackin are terrific as Anna and Beth and it is their film to carry and they do so exceptionally well. Jordan Lage as their father and mischievous doctor is also haunting and terrifying in his role. The acting is the best part of Silence and Darkness.
There’s just something about it’s directing and editing, that makes it’s pacing really drag and makes an 78 minute long movie feel like a 2 hour movie. It does have have great aspects for sure if you’re in the art house crowd you may enjoy this a tad more than others.
Overall grade: 2/5 Stars
Written By: AJ Friar