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Listening (2003)

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Piano Concerto No. 5: Second Movement
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Alfred Brendel
with Simon Rattle
conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic)
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Poignant, beautiful
24 September 2003 | by (Larchmont, New York) – See all my reviews

Listening is a poignant, thoughtful and very beautiful little film, superbly acted by Paul McGann and Frances Barber, and gracefully directed by Kenneth Branagh. Branagh demonstrates how emotions are intensified and quickened in the absence of words, in a story about a man and woman who meet during a silent retreat. It's an original look at how words limit us, but also at missed opportunities for love and communication, with or without them. The photography is gorgeous, and the music very effective at heightening emotion.


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