Summer film fest encore showing:
Tuesday, 8 January, 7:30pm – ONE ONLY
An extremely popular film with almost all showings sold out! Based on Andrea Bocelli’s autobiography: Born with a serious eye condition that then escalates to blindness after an accident, the singer nevertheless rises above the challenges, driven by great ambitions towards his passion. The drama offers beautiful music and an emotional heart-warming story. A must for opera fans, but thoroughly enjoyable for just ‘plain’ music aficionados!
Feel it, sense it and hear it.
There is no finer voice than Bocelli.
Known for his interpretations of famous opera arias and the masterpiece Time to Say Goodbye, Andrea Bocelli’s autobiography The Music of Silence tells his story through his alter ego, Amos Bardi.
Amos Bardi’s life was full of challenges from an early age. He was born in a small village near Tuscany with the gift of a beautiful voice but an illness which left him almost blind. Amos became separated from his family to learn braille at an institute, where he suffered an unfortunate accident causing him to completely lose his sight. Despite everything, Amos refused to give up. Music gave him passion and guided him. Eventually Amos’s incredible voice would win him adulation locally, and ultimately worldwide.
This film features gorgeous music, including songs that Bocelli composed when he was young but have never before been released. It explores the relationship between blindness and hearing, as well as other senses heightened by the loss of sight. To learn the music of silence in order to truly hear. Silence is the most difficult characteristic to master and Bocelli’s quest for perfection often alienated him from his family, and his wife.
Italy 2017, 115 min, rated PG
Directed by Michael Radford
Starring Toby Sebastian, Antonio Banderas, Jordi Molla, Luisa Ranieri & Ennio Fantastichini