IFC Midnight/Photofest
Clark Collis
February 22, 2013 at 05:00 AM EST

The Silent House

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
89 minutes
performer
Gustavo Alonso, Abel Tripaldi
director
Gustavo Hernandez
distributor
IFC Midnight
We gave it a B+

This sort-of ghost story from Uruguay, The Silent House, was remade last year with Elizabeth Olsen. That’s no reason to avoid the atmospheric — and for long stretches, dialogue-free — original, about a young woman trying to escape a spooky house. B+ We Are What We Are (2011, 1 hr., 29 mins., Not Rated) Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau’s intense film has been cannibalized for U.S. audiences in the form of a forthcoming remake. Readers curious about its subject matter will find a clue in the previous sentence. B+

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