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Irish feature film SILENCE Receives Theatrical and Video on Demand Release on July 27th 2012

25th Jul 2012

Irish feature film SILENCE Receives Theatrical and Video on Demand Release on July 27th 2012

Winner of the Michael Dwyer Discover Award 2012 at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival earlier this year, SILENCE follows Eoghan, a sound recordist, who returns to Ireland after 15 years for a job: to find and record places free from man-made sound. 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.

Speaking on the release, Director/Writer Pat Collins commented that "When a film is completed you feel a great sense of responsibility to the crew, the cast and to the work itself that this film should reach an audience. And it's a great thrill to have the film released in cinemas, where the film will look and sound its best. When we were shooting this film, out in the Irish countryside we were always thinking of those big empty landscapes in terms of the big screen. I think the final film is how we originally envisaged it and that's a good way to feel about a film."

Silence will be released in cinemas and for streaming/download on Volta by Element Pictures Distribution on July 27th 2012.

More about SILENCE

Influenced by elements of folklore and archive SILENCE, which is co-written by Pat Collins, Eoghan MacGiolla and Sharon Whooley, unfolds with a quiet intensity, where poetic images reveal an absorbing meditation on themes relating to sound and silence, history, memory and exile. It was produced by Tina Moran for South Wind Blows with funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, RTÉ and BAI.

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