Element Pictures Distribution is delighted to announce the Irish DVD release of Pat Collins’ critically-acclaimed feature debut SILENCE. SILENCE will be available to buy on DVD from Nov 16th. Stockists include Tower Records, Golden Discs and the IFI shop or you can buy the DVD online from the Element Pictures Distribution Shop or as a digital download on Volta
“I was always fascinated by the folklore collectors who went around Ireland in the 1930s and 1940s – people like Seamus Ennis and Seán Ó hEochaidh – travelling from house to house, collecting stories and songs. I wanted to make a film about a similar person, but I wanted it to be set in a contemporary context, so the film evolved from being about a folklore collector to being a sound recordist.”
PAT COLLINS, DIRECTOR
Eoghan is a sound recordist returning to Ireland for the first time in 15 years – to record landscapes free from man-made sound. His quest takes him to remote terrain, away from towns and villages. 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.