"Ismailova beautifully and skillfully weaves together the strands of different times and different lives to create the experience of a girl who looks very deep into herself during the forty days when she withdraws from the outside world."
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"As the old proverb goes, "The best answer to anger is silence". In Saodat Ismailova's sensory meditation on the realities of womanhood, we become so densely enriched in layers of audible indignation that it's hard not to feel suffocated by the silence. An ethnographical exploration of rural Tajikistan and a study of the intersections between systems of female subjugation and discrimination, 40 Days of Silence (Chilla, 2014) is a metaphysical account of four generations of gender oppression. Set high in the mountains of Tajikistan in a village hidden behind a veil of clouds, Ismailova's Berlinale offering explores one young girl's dramatic emergence into womanhood."