Silent Sonata
Directed by Janez Burger, Slovenia 2010
77 mins. No dialogue
A man stays alone with his children in a half-demolished house in the middle of a desolate field. His wife has just been killed by a grenade in a military battle. He is expecting a new attack. Instead a wandering circus caravan stops by the house. They bring along the dying director of the circus. Is it possible for anything beautiful to happen in a landscape of war and death? Can life go on? Is it possible to realise that death does not exist?
What the Critics say:
"A Fellini-esque silent fable which tackles the horrors of war with a refreshing sense of the absurd."  (Simon Crook - Empire Magazine)