Tuesday, April 12, 2016
In Pursuit of Silence (2016) Dallas International Film Festival 2016
Mediation on the nature of sound and silence in particular is less a documentary and more an essay. Its a stunning trip into a particular head space. Its one that clears the mind and gets you thinking about all of the sounds and noises that intrude on our lives.
It is in its way a kind of spiritual sibling to the great documentary INTO GREAT SILENCE which is portrait of a monastery where the brothers remain mostly silence. Its a film that makes you want to go off into the silence and just think and commune with the world around you.
I don't know what to say. Its hard to really discuss or review a film such as this because ultimately the film isn't really a film, it's a journey. Its a film that takes us somewhere and shows us something and forces us to confront the world and ourselves. I can not even begin to imagine how you will react to it. Rather this is simply a film I can tell you about and press into your hands and say "See this. You must see this because it will make you think and feel." This is a film that may very well change the way you see the world and interact with it.
Of course it may not, but it is something you should see and all I cn do is point you toward the Dallas Film Festival or where ever this screening and have you try it.
It's a very recommended mediation on