One of this year’s best reviewed arthouse releases, Aleksei Fedorchenko’s engrossing Russian drama Silent Souls (2010) based on a 2008 novella by Denis Osokin – is released on DVD this Monday (22 October) courtesy of Artificial Eye. To celebrate this release, we’ve kindly been given THREE DVD copies of the film to give away to our avid readers. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

When Miron’s (Yuriy Tsurilo) beloved wife Tanya (Yuliya Aug) passes away, he asks his best friend Aist (Igor Sergeev) to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of the Merya culture, an ancient Finno-Ugric tribe from Lake Nero, a picturesque region in west-central Russia. Although the Merya people blended with the Russians in the 17th century, their myths and traditions live on in the modern life of their descendants.

The two men set out on a road trip thousands of miles across the boundless landscape. With them are two small birds in a cage. Along the way, as is the custom of Merya people, Miron shares intimate memories of his conjugal life. But as they reach the banks of the sacred lake where they will forever part with the body, he realises he wasn’t the only one in love with Tanya.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE DVD copies of Aleksei Fedorchenko’s Golden Lion-nominated Silent Souls, just answer the following simple question:

Aleksei Fedorchenko has recently worked with cult filmmaker Harmony Korine on which film project?

a) The Fourth Dimension
b) The Outer Limits
c) The Twilight Zone

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Silent’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Silent Souls is available to own on DVD from Monday 22 October, 2012, courtesy of Artificial Eye.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 25 October, 2012.

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