Described by David Edelstein as the “greatest, most searching documentary of an actor ever put on film”, Listen To Me Marlon is a fascinating journey into the mind of a creative genius.
Directed by Stevan Riley and produced by John Battsek who oversaw critically acclaimed documentary films One Day in September and Searching for Sugarman, Listen To Me Marlon features interviews and audio recordings of Brando alongside film clips woven alongside personal archives.
The film utilises a non-linear approach, leaping back and forth in time to illustrate “memory’s haunting effect on the present”.
Listen To Me Marlon is a creative odyssey into the mind and motivation of an enigma. Like an arch hypnotist Brando’s own voice leads the storytelling – there are no interviewees, no talking heads, just Brando guiding us into the padlocked recesses of his own memory, and through the story of his life.
The film is released in UK cinemas on October 23 and on Digital, DVD & Blu-Ray in November.