THE SILENT TWINS is the astounding true story of twin sisters who only communicated with one another. As a result, they created a rich, fascinating world to escape the reality of their own lives. The haunting story of June and Jennifer Gibbons (portrayed by Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrence in powerful and poignant performances), twins from the only Black family in a small town in Wales in the 1970s and 80s. Feeling isolated from that unwelcoming community, the pair turn inward and reject communication with everyone but each other, retreating into their own fantasy world of artistic inspiration and adolescent desires. After a spree of vandalism inspired by an American boy they both idolize, the girls, now teenagers, are summarily sentenced to Broadmoor, an infamous psychiatric hospital, where they face the choice to separate and survive or die together.
An industrial company in a provincial Spanish town awaits the imminent visit from a committee which holds its fate in their hands as to whether they merit a local Business Excellence award. Everything has to be perfect when the time comes. Working against the clock, the company's proprietor, Blanco (Academy award winner Javier Bardem) pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process.
Featuring an impressively slick and slimy performance from Javier Bardem who is at once loathsome, reassuring, sinister and seductive. Pitch-black undercurrents swirl throughout this sharply engaging comedy that skewers corporate corruption and alienated capitalism with writer-director Fernando León de Aranoa's sharp humor also tapping into some zany Coen brothers-like energy.
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