Here's where the weirdness begins for Stellet Licht. This was the Mexico official entry for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (it didn't end up being nominated). So why isn't it called Luz Silenciosa? Because the movie's not in Spanish, silly, that would be too simple! It's in Mennonite Low German, a sort of German/Dutch hybrid spoken in some Mennonite communities around the world.
|A plus of the movie is a realistic depiction of the life of rural Mennonites in Mexico.|
Bottom line, 1 1/2 stars.