The Silent Twins

The Silent Twins
Released: 16th September, 2022

About The Silent Twins

The Silent Twins is a 2022 internationally co-produced biographical drama film directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska from a screenplay by Andrea Seigel, based on the book of the same name by Marjorie Wallace. It stars Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance as twin sisters June and Jennifer Gibbons, as the film follows their strange tragic lives.


Plot


Based on the lives of June and Jennifer Gibbons, real-life identical twins who grew up in Wales and became known as "the silent twins" because of their refusal to communicate with anyone other than each other.


Cast and Characters

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Critic Reviews

  • It is a beautiful blend of unforgettable physical performance and visual lyricism brought to bear on the tragic life story of the Gibbons twins, their wildly imaginative writing woven throughout like a sparkling thread, offering a brief glimpse into their realm of existence and imagination.

    Rating: 80/100
    Los Angeles Times
  • What happens to the twins won’t be revealed here (those with overriding curiosity can find the Wikipedia page about them), but Smoczynska, Wright and Lawrance find the humanity and empathy in their story, if not the complex psychological reasons behind their unique lives.

    Rating: 75/100
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Layering one wild formal flourish over another — from macabre stop-motion animation to elaborately choreographed musical fantasies — to channel the inner lives of two young women who communicated only with each other, keeping the rest of the world outside their circle, it’s a swing for the fences that sometimes, almost by design, spins out of control.

    Rating: 70/100
    Variety
  • The Silent Twins doesn’t try to explain its protagonists’ affliction, but the movie does express its crushing sadness.

    Rating: 63/100
    Washington Post
  • For all its stylistic flourishes, “The Silent Twins” winds up a relatively superficial entry in the genre of mental health biopics.

    Rating: 63/100
    Chicago Sun Times
  • As a visual offering, The Silent Twins has moments of sheer, raw imaginativeness. As a worthy study of the two central characters, sadly, it lacks the same level of vision.

    Rating: 58/100
    The Playlist
  • However intrinsically fascinating the Gibbons sisters’ story might be, Smoczynska and Seigel’s interpretation of the material feels off somehow — a little too pleased with its own quirk, and too preoccupied with surface texture and color to help viewers truly understand its troubled protagonists.

    Rating: 50/100
    The Hollywood Reporter

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