Silhouette of a Small and Quiet Funeral

This short film by Pablo Lamar caught my attention today. It's a single take that focuses first on a man and then a small community, maybe a big family or a small village, as they sing a funeral hymn and then carry a coffin down a hillside. The title, I Hear Your Scream, seems a bit overstated and misleading to me, at least for this melancholic piece. And yet it does heighten the tension surrounding the silent man. I imagine that maybe his wife has died. It's a good little film for a patient viewer. And if you like silhouetted cinema, it's for you. (Apologies for anyone not on Mubi, but you can still watch it for $0.99.)

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