Harvest Films & South Wind Blows | 2012 | 84 mins
Contact Details of Producer:
Tina Moran, South Wind Blows
+353 1 286 8273
Bord Scannán na hÉireann, RTÉ, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Section 481.
Developed with the assistance of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board and the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
Director: Pat Collins
Script: Pat Collins, Eoghan MacGiolla Bhríde, Sharon Whooley
Producer: Tina Moran
Photography: Richard Kendrick
Editor: Tadhg O’ Sullivan
Sound: John Brennan, Éamon Little
Additional Camera: Colm Hogan
Additional Sound: Chris Watson
Featuring: Eoghan MacGiolla Bhríde, Hilary O'Shaughnessy, Andrew Bennett, Jens K. Müller, Patrick O'Connor, Michael Harding, Tommy Fahy, Tim Robinson, Peter Lacey, Marie Coyne, Jordan Shiels, Paul Rodgers.
The cuckoo calls from the well of my mind,
more echo than thought, as it fades through the wind
and flickers away to the silence beyond
like the voice, in myself, of another.
‘Insomnia in Southern Illinois’, by John Burnside
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.
Jameson Dublin Film Festival | Thurs 23rd February 2012 Lighthouse Cinema 1, Smithfield, Dublin | 8:45pm
Dublin Critics Circle 'Michael Dwyer Discovery Award' 2012.
Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde was presented with the Dublin Critics Circle 'Michael Dwyer Discovery Award' for his work on Silence at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2012.