Silence

96 minutes, digiBeta, BetaSP, 16:9, colour, stereo, PAL

Film for meditation

Kono michi ya
yuku hito nashini
aki no kure

Along this road
goes no one
this autumn evening

Matsuo Basho (1644–1694)

If the mind is silent, and is willing to accept what happens, there are some very receptive happenings. So there is actually nothing to fear.

John Cage (1912–1992), 1973

I like your silence, it the more shows off your wonder

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), The Winter’s Tale, Act V, Scene III

SILENCE is a personal, intimate and a kind of a diary film. It's a passionate creed for life, love and cinematograqphy. A woman meets a man in different places, different times and in different moods. A film for meditation.

Michael Pilz, Vienna, January, 2007

Original title Silence
English title Silence
Produced by Michael Pilz
Shooting time 2005–2006
Shooting locations Krems/Austria, Trieste/Italy, Contovello/Italy, Amsterdam/Netherlands, Graz/Austria, Hrastrovlje/Croatia, Saalbach/Austria
Realized by Michael Pilz
Cinematography by Michael Pilz and Gabriele Träxler
Original sound by Michael Pilz
Piano Gabriele Träxler
Music live performance by Alvin Curran, „beams“
Music anonymous, car-radio
Edited by Michael Pilz
Sound mix by Christoph Amann and Michael Pilz
Colour grading by Stefan Beinstein and Michael Pilz

Featuring Gabriele Träxler, Alvin Curran, Carlo Papucci, Michael Pilz, a.o.

Austria 2007
Original language English and German
No subtitles

Financial support innovative film austria, federal arts, bm:uk

First public screening 12 September, 2007, Riga/Latvia, 17th European Documentary Film Symposium

Festivals Riga/Latvia, September, 2007; Vilnius/Lithuania, November, 2007

Copyright by Michael Pilz Film
A-1180 Vienna/Austria
Teschnergasse 37
Phone +43.1.4023392

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