Berlinale

Silent Light (Stellet Licht)

Synopsis
Johan and his family are Menonites in the North of Mexico. Against the law of God and men, Johan falls in love with another woman.


World premiere
Cannes International Film Festival 2007, Competition

Key festivals and awards
Winner of the Jury Prize, Cannes International Film Festival 2007
Best Film, Best Director, International Critic Award, Best Photography, Lima Latino American Film Festival 2007
Winner of the Golden Colon – Best Film, Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de Huelva 2007
Best Script, Film Festival Stockholm 2007
Best Foreign Film, Bergen International Film Festival 2007
FIPRESCI Award, Rio de Janeiro 2007
Winner of the Golden Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival 2007
Best Director, Best Film, Best Photography, Best Audio, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latino-americano, Havana 2007
Nomination Academy Awards USA for the Best Foreign Language Film 2007

Mexico, 2007
Director: Carlos Reygadas
Producers: Mantarraya Producciones and NoDream Cinema (Mexico), BAC Films International (France), Motel Films (The Netherlands)
German WCF partner: The Match Factory
World sales: BAC Films International (France)

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in June 2006
Funding amount: 35.000 €