Harvest Films & South Wind Blows | 2012 | 84 mins Watch Trailer
Director: Pat Collins | Producer: Tina Moran Script: Pat Collins, Eoghan MacGiolla Bhríde, Sharon Whooley Camera: Richard Kendrick Editor: Tadhg O’ Sullivan Sound: John Brennan, Éamon Little Additional camera:Colm Hogan Additional sound: Chris Watson
Eoghan is a sound recordist who is returning to Ireland for the first time in 15 years. The reason for his return is a job offer: to record landscapes free from man-made sound. His quest takes him to remote terrain, away from towns and villages.
Throughout his journey, he is drawn into a series of encounters and conversations which gradually divert his attention towards a more intangible silence, one that is bound up with the sounds of the life he had left behind.
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.
Bord Scannán na hÉireann, RTÉ, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Section 481.
Developed by: Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board and the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.