The Rest is Silence follows the course of an anonymous, unclaimed body through its progress from discovery to burial. It focuses not on the body, but on those who guide it through the processes and rituals preceding its interment. The silence of the body, the former person for whom all this work is done, is the core of the film. The characters of the people around it are explored, without unnecessary verbal commentary, in a silence mirroring that of the body.
Screening Formats: DV-Cam
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Mecal International Short Film Festival 2006
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Silverdocs 2006
NOMINATED – BAFTA Scotland Best First Time Director – BAFTA 2005
WINNER – Frank Copplestone Award for Best First Time Director – Celtic Film & Television Festival UK 2006
Supported by: Scottish Screen
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This film was developed through Bridging the Gap, an opportunity for emerging filmmakers based in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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