Monday, October 06, 1997

The Sound of Silence (1997)



Layers of miscommunication between a well-meaning American couple and a visiting Sherpa man, compounded with the dilemma of the Nepalese filmmaker who is caught in between as interpreter, prompt the viewer to review the limits to language and communication. Innocent discussions about food and culture reveal much about relative positions, through statements that could only be made through untranslated remarks and silences.