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Movie Review: A Silent Love

Love lost
The Internet has greatly enhanced the concept of mail-order brides, as is clearly shown in the Canadian film A Silent Love.

A hit at the recent Calgary International Film Festival, this drama looks at the arranged marriage of Norman Green (Noel Burton), a Montreal professor, to Gladys (Vanessa Bauche), a Mexican school teacher.
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Languages of love
Canadian-based filmmakers have turned the cross-cultural marriage movie into a mini-genre. Federico Hidalgo's A Silent Love is the latest example and it's a good one.

Despite occasionally stumbling in his effort to make the plot as complex as the cultural milieu that he so richly evokes, co-writer and director Hidalgo has a unique bittersweet perspective on the issue of arranged marriages.
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