A Silence



A prominent lawyer is in the news spotlight while prosecuting a high-profile case when he starts to unravel after a long-held family secret is exposed.

A Silence tells a lot of the story through its title, and the director is deliberate when highlighting crimes of compulsion so dark they're typically shrouded in shame. While the setup is slow to unfold, the eventual impact of the sharply observed drama will outrage audiences. The actor playing the wife of the lawyer is extraordinary in her role, and she adds to the tension with her constrained attitude - controlled and observing more than speaking. The stakes are high.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 27th June 2024
Palace Entertainment 101 mins

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