SECTION World Cinema Documentary Competition
COUNTRY United Kingdom
RUN TIME 102 min
Marlon Brando was one of the most acclaimed and influential actors of all time. He also was one of the most elusive and enigmatic. Featuring exclusive access to Brando's previously unseen and unheard personal archive, including hundreds of hours of audio, Listen to Me Marlon sheds light on the artist and the man. Charting Brando's exceptional career and extraordinary personal life with the actor himself as guide, the film explores his complexities, telling the story entirely in his own voice. No talking heads, no interviewees: just Brando on Brando.
Director Stevan Riley creates a unique cinematic experience that dives into the inner space of Brando’s mind through the illuminating use of archival material. The result shows not how different he was from the rest of us but rather how similar. Emotionally potent, the film stands as a triumph of Riley's knack for story craft and vision in creating a powerfully absorbing portrait. —T.G.
COMPANY Passion Pictures