By Owen Gleiberman
January 14, 2009 at 05:00 AM EST

Silent Light

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How do we know that ?the images of filmmaker Carlos Reygadas — a slowly awakening dawn, a married farmer kissing the woman he loves — are reverently artful? ? Because Reygadas holds them for what feels ?like eternity. He creates ? a meditation that drifts into torpor. Set in a ?Mennonite community in Mexico, Silent Light, a glacial tale of adultery, features a “miraculous” climax — ?it mingles the living and the dead — ripped off from Carl Dreyer’s Ordet (1955), one of the great religious films. The stab at sublimity-by-proxy doesn’t take. C

Silent Light

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  • 136 minutes
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