Harvest Films & South Wind Blows | 2012 | 84 mins www.silencefilm.ie
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Financiers: Bord Scannán na hÉireann, RTÉ, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Section 481.
Developed with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board and the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
Producer: Tina Moran | South Wind Blows
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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.