Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 54: Sat Feb 23

Night of Silence (Celik, 2012): Ro Cinema, 6.15pm
This film is screening as part of the London Turkish Film Festival, which opens on February 21. You can find details of the full season, which runs until March 3, here.

Here is the London Turkish Film Festival introduction: Reis Çelik's lyrical and intense 2012 Berlin Film Festival prize-winner is an unforgettable piece of cinema. In a remote Anatolian village an ancient blood feud between two families has been finally put to rest and a marriage arranged to seal the union. The groom has spent many years in prison and has never met his teenage bride. On their wedding night there are customs and rituals to be observed but the events in this bridal chamber become ever stranger as the claustrophobic night reaches a shattering conclusion. A sensitively told tale with two brilliant performances at its heart.

Here is the trailer.

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