SILENCE (2012) - Ireland on Screen

  • dir. Pat Collins
  • year. 2012
  • country. Ireland
  • run-time. 84 mins
  • rating. PG

£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)
Double Bill Available
(see below)


Eoghan is a sound recordist who is returning to Ireland for the first time in 15 years, for a job capturing noises in areas free from man-made sound. His quest takes him to remote terrain, away from towns and villages. Throughout his journey, he is drawn into a series of encounters and conversations which gradually divert his attention towards a more intangible silence, bound up with the sounds of the life he had left behind. 

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.

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A surprising and unquiet meditation on man, memory and landscape
— Wally Hammond, Time Out
Remarkable... simple, haunting and poetic vision of Ireland
— Michael Hayden, London Film Festival

Tickets for this film can be bought as part of a double bill with Wim Wenders' remarkable road movie Kings of the Road (1976) which begins at 5.30pm

£9.00 (£6.50 Concs)

Kings of the Road (aka In the Course of Time) has been hailed as one of the best films of the 1970s and remains Wenders' most remarkable portrait of his own country.

After driving his car at high speed off a road and into a river, losing all his worldly possessions, Robert Lander (Hanns Zischler) hitches a ride with Bruno Winter (Rüdiger Vogler), who travels across Germany's hinterland repairing projectors in run-down cinemas. Along the way, the two men meet people whose lives are as at odds with the modern world as their own. 

One of the great films
— Time Out
Exhilirating
— Sight & Sound