Still from Silence

Friday, 10 April 2015: Silence

Friday, 10 April 2015, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Transition Forest Row

Director: Pat Collins, Ireland 2012, 84 mins, PG

“Echoes – of the past and the lost, of people and their stories – seep into this richly resonant portrait of a sound recordist documenting west Ireland’s unpeopled landscapes.” Mark Sinker, BFI

Eoghan is a sound recordist returning to Ireland for the first time in 15 years, for a job capturing noises in areas free from man-made sound. Influenced by elements of folklore and archive, Silence unfolds with a quiet intensity, where poetic images reveal an absorbing meditation on themes relating to sound and silence, history, memory and exile.

Further reading

  1. BFI (film of the week)
  2. Time Out
  3. BFI (Geoff Andrew)
  4. Interview with the director
  5. The Guardian
  6. Little White Lies
  7. Reviews from Ireland