A sound designer and his lonely mother travel together to record the sound of animals, whilst the mother is very lonely, the sound designer wants to follow his dream of leaving his home country.
My Thoughts Are Silent / Moi dumki tikhi is a reflection on family relationship and the power of dreams. Rott is a sound designer who is sent to record the sound for animals for a game he is working on. If he can record the sound of a bird called Rakhiv Mallared, he will then be able to follow his dreams. While he is recording sounds with his mother, he learns of her loneliness. They express their thoughts to each other and come to accept and understand one another more deeply.
The film focuses on Rott’s attitude to family and work. Although the tone is largely downbeat, there are moments of comedy throughout. The film asks serious questions, yet keeps the audience close to these questions using dark humor. The actors’ remarkable performances result in a story that is entirely believable and captivating.
AL LI (ZEHAO LI) BA Film and Screen Studies, London College of Communication
My Thoughts are Silent is streaming on Oct 30 & Nov 1.