Eoghan is a sound recordist who is returning to Ireland for the first time in 15 years, for a job capturing noises in areas 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, 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.
Directed by: Pat Collins
Cast: Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Hilary O’Shaughnessy, Andrew Bennett
BFI London Film Festival
Dublin Critics Circle 'Michael Dwyer Discovery Award' 2012
"A touching love-letter to the notion of home"
Sight and Sound
"Remarkable... simple, haunting and poetic vision of Ireland"
London Film Festival
"This is a beautiful piece of film-making"
"A unique piece of work"
Little White Lies
"A remarkable film"
"Surprising and unquiet meditation on man, memory and landscape"
Time Out London
"Silence is for Ireland what Sleep Furiously was for Wales"
Front Row Reviews
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