Fiche Film
Towers of Silence
Pays concerné : Pakistan
Genre : drame
Type : fiction


Prod : National Film Development Corporation


A surreal impression of a young boy’s ritualistic obsession with death.

Written, Produced and Directed
by Jamil Dehlavi

Judy Van Hook – Jamil Dehlavi
Ajaz Ahmed – Jalal Khan

Grand Prize – Festival of the Americas.
Grand Prize (Best experimental film) – Festival of the Americas

‘A remarkable first film.’
The Times

‘Powerful and memorable images.’
The Guardian

‘Beautiful and fearful, a memorable film.’
The Standard

‘An enigmatic and disturbing film. Beautiful, highly sophisticated and frightening.’
Daily Mail

‘Dehlavi is a young director from the Third World who has achieved an artistic level of international significance’
Frankfurter Allgemaine Zeitung

‘Beautiful and awesome… a mystical journey into a soul possessed… portrays ever recurring problems and fears of mankind: life and death, religion and rebellion, love and despair.’
General Anzeiger, Germany

‘A feat of aesthetic and technical skill.’
Ecran 76, France

‘An intense poem where mystery and reality entwine to shape an ill-fated destiny.’
Il Secolo, Italy

‘A thrilling aesthetic experiment, attractive in artistry and superb in political thinking.’
Al Massa, Egypt

‘Dehlavi is a poet with the camera… exquisite sense of editing.’
The Pakistan Times

‘An extraordinary visual experience… a startling fairy tale of our time.’
Dawn, Pakistan

‘The film speaks well of the future of Pakistani cinema.’
The Times of India

‘A towering achievement of artistic brilliance.’
Asian Times
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