In A Silent Way

Doc'n Roll 2022

Film

Wed 25 May 20:20

Director
Gwenaël Brees
Cast
Phill Brown, Ian Curnow, Jim Irvin
Details
90 mins, 2020, Belgium
Primary language
English/French

30 years after the release of Talk Talk’s fourth album Spirit of Eden, superfan of the 1980s British art-rock band - Belgian director Gwenaël Breës - found himself crisscrossing the country in an attempt to unravel the mystery surrounding the record.

The problem? Up to his death in 2019 lead singer Mark Hollis notoriously declined all interview requests and the rest of the band has followed suit, refusing to allow their music to be used on film. Armed with a boom mic, Breës must attempt the impossible - to make a film about a band that does not want to be filmed, and tell the story of the ultimate art rock album without playing the record.

His journey becomes an organic quest with silence as a horizon line and punk as a philosophy, as he contends, despite all obstacles, that music is accessible to all and the human spirit is above technique.

Introduced by Steph Read, Doc'n Roll Bristol Festival Producer.

Followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with director Gwenaël Breës and audio engineer Phill Brown.

  • Screenings of In A Silent Way on Wed 25 May are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.

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Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed