Saturday February 22, 2020

Film: A quiet little gem in a noisy world

Reviewed: Silence, directed by Pat Collins. Rating: 4/5. Searching For Sugar Man, directed by Malik Bendjelloul. Rating: 4/5.

28th July, 2012
Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde in Silence.

Reviewed: Silence

Tranquility is not a quality much valued in cinema at any time, never mind during the cacophonous summer season where the air is filled with exploding migraines in surround-sound. Cork-based documentarian Pat Collins's first dramatic feature **Silence** is, as the title suggests, a film about the search for quietude in the modern world.

Beautiful, delicate and profound, Collins combines fiction, observation and improvisation for a beguiling film that defies easy classification. It's like...

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