MAKING NOISE QUIETLY
MAKING NOISE QUIETLY is a delicate, witty and poetic triptych of stories that paint a human picture of the subtly devastating effects of war. A conscientious objector and a roaming artist find tenderness as the carnage of the Second World War unfolds across the English Channel. A bereaved mother struggles with bitterness and love in recollecting her son, lost in the Falklands. Deep in the Black Forest of Germany, an ageing holocaust survivor seeks to bring peace to a disturbed young boy and his equally wild step-father.
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Making Noise Quietly is a contemporary classic, which has had a distinguished theatrical life, and has long been crying out for cinematic treatment. It tells three stories of encounters between strangers, each happening on the edge of conflict. The backdrop for each is alive with filmic possibilities: the lush beauty of the Kent weald in 1944 reminiscent of Powell and Pressberger’s
A CANTERBURY TALE, the enclosed front room in Redcar in 1982 invoking memories of Terence Davies, and the claustrophobic expanse of the Black Forest in 1996. These landscapes, and the stories capacity to allow insight into the characters’ privacy, make for films that seem small but have an expansive resonance – chamber epics.