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136 Ratings


Directed by Pat Collins
Ireland, 2012
Documentary, Drama


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.

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Silence Directed by Pat Collins

Awards & Festivals

Irish Film and Television Awards

2013 | Nominee: Best Director Film

Dublin International Film Festival

2012 | Winner: Michael Dwyer Discovery

Critics reviews

Cinema is wily because of what’s left out: director, camera and sound crew are quieter here even than Eoghan, in every empty room or clearing or col. The deep pull of this film is orchestrated deeply artfully – and yet, in its pared-down way, it’s also scrupulous about reminding us about the technological play at work.
August 09, 2013
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Two points of reference here are James Benning’s films comprised of durational, master-shot landscape photography, and, yes, John Cage’s ’4’33"’, both of which teach that art never offers itself as a void. Inevitably, we the audience fill it in ourselves.
August 08, 2013
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