In a Silent Way (2020)

  • 1h 27m
  • Gwenaël Breës

Hvordan laver man en film om Talk Talk, når bandet nægter at medvirke eller lade deres musik blive brugt i film?

Man må tage på jagt efter selv det mindste halmstrå. Lede efter et omrids og grave de små historier op i udkanten af den store. Belgiske Gwen Brees er verdens største fan af 80’er-bandet Talk Talk, som efter de første år med synthpop og kæmpehits som ’It’s My Life’ og ’Such a Shame’ kulminerede kunstnerisk med mesterværket ‘The Spirit of Eden’. Problemet er bare, at den nu afdøde forsanger Mark Hollis og resten af bandet siger nej til alle, der vil have dem i tale. Bevæbnet med en boom-mikrofon kaster Brees sig ud i en umulig opgave: at lave en film om bandet, der ikke vil filmes, og fortælle historien om den ultimative artrock-plade.

How do you make a film about Talk Talk, when the band refuses to participate or let their music be used in films?

One has to scavenge for even the smallest piece of information. Look for an outline and dig up the small stories on the fringes of the larger ones. The Belgian director Gwen Brees is the world’s biggest fan of the 80s band Talk Talk, which after its initial years with synth pop and giant hits such as ‘It’s My Life’ and ‘Such a Shame’ found their artistic culmination with the masterpiece ‘The Spirit of Eden’. The problem is just that the now deceased lead singer Mark Hollis and the rest of the band say no to all interview requests. Armed with a boom mic, Brees embarks on an impossible task: to make a film about a band that does not want to be filmed, and tell the story of the ultimate art rock album.

Director

Gwenaël Breës

Producer

Julie Freres