Film Screening: ‘Silence’ by Pat Collins

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Postby HARMONICROOMS » Wed 09 Oct, 2013 10:49 am

Architects of Harmonic Rooms have teamed up with Leeds International Film Festival once again to present ‘Silence’ by Pat Collins.

Irish Film maker Pat Collins, largely known for his documentary work has successfully merged genres with his latest feature. The star, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhride plays a sound recordist of the same name and it just so happens that Bhride is a sound recordist in real life. Seemingly not a natural actor, the scenes have this extended reality to them, which transcend the boundaries of fictional cinema and leave you asking questions of how the filmmakers managed to capture such subtlety.

We follow Bhride’s journey starting from the hustle and bustle of Berlin to the contrasting majestic beauty of Donegal, all the while with a microphone in hand, taking in the ambiance.

Collins has rounded up a team of location sound recordists including the prolific Chris Watson, that together with some clever mixing by Ken Galvin engulf your ears with a sea of sounds that seem so familiar to us in our waking life. Familiar, yet these are the sounds that our brains normally block out. ‘Silence’ gives the viewer the opportunity to focus and meditate on these ‘weeds’ of the audible world with some fascinating results.

Monday 18th November 2013
Hyde Park Picture House
Get tickets online here
Or pick them up in person from The Carriageworks Theatre
Or ring the box office on 0113 2243801
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