It’s a pleasure to debut this UK poster for the acclaimed documentary on the legend of Marlon Brando, told through the careful eyes of Stevan Riley and John Battsek.
The film eschews a linear narrative of talking heads and interwoven film clips, instead using access to personal materials and raw footage, both audio and video, of the actor throughout his career. This is unburnished Brando; eclectic and enigmatic and the film has played very well around the world. Brando is certainly worthy of this kind of exploration Listen to Me Marlon looks like essential viewing.
The film is in cinemas from October
Here’s the UK Poster,
Listen to me Marlon is a creative odyssey into the mind and motivation of an enigma. Like an arch hypnotist Brando’s own voice lead the storytelling – there are no interviewees, no talking heads, just Marlon guiding us into the padlocked recesses of his own memory, and through the story of his life.
In homage to the corkscrew personality of its subject, previously unheard audio tapes reveal witty and unexpected turns of Marlon’s thinking; dipping between light and dark, humour and self-psychoanalysis.
The non-linear approach leaps and drifts back and forth in chronology to help illustrate memory’s haunting effect on the present. Visually the film conveys hypnotic states and quixotic departures as we lose ourselves in Brando’s spoken daydreams, playful asides and confiding whispers.