The film titled "Without Words" is Brian Deane's first film but that didn't stop him from grappling with a very tough subject. This Irish filmmaker won the Social/Environment award in the 2008 Babelgum Online Film Festival!
The film's subject is rarely talked about even in the privacy of our own homes. It's a problem difficult to discuss, sad and unfortunately there exists a societal stigma.
Mysteriously, the beginning of the film is the end of the story. With the thoughtful use of reverse motion, forward motion, recorded music and street sounds the story unfolds naturally.
A burst of broken glass opens the film. We meet a man who in a moment of anger breaks the window in his house; ironically by throwing a machine of communication: his cell phone.
Why is he angry? Is he angry at himself or someone else? Is he angry from lost opportunities or a sense of hopelessness?
We learn that the man has a nice home, a job, a good friend. So why is he angry?
Then we learn how friendship can hide secrets, especially if we don't take the time to talk freely with each other about anything and everything.
In this short film Brian Deane shows us that there is no good reason to live in a world "Without Words." When we deal with life's hard issues without using words, the result may become not only more painful but irreversible.
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