Press 28 JAN 2013

"Silence Radio" takes it all at FIPA

Biarritz January 26th - Silence Radio, Belgian Valéry Rosier’s debut documentary takes the FIPA d’Or for best documentary.

Futhermore the film has been awarded the Mitrani Prize, “awarding the singularity of a style and the resistance spirit of a first, second or third French speaking work”  and the Télérama Prize for a foreign film in the Documentary or Grand Reportage categories.
 
In the line of Sundays, Rosier’s previous short acclaimed and awarded at Cannes Critic’s Week 2011, Silence Radio pictures a tender and quirky portrait of a rural region and its residents, through the story of a local radio station which adds new energy and a little nostalgic sunshine. It’s the story of how a radio station in Picardy, run by volunteers, creates a strong and indispensable social bond. On this radio station, everyone rediscovers the songs that shaped their lives. Through this station, they meet, laugh, play the music they love, sing along and dance.
 
Silence Radio is produced by Brussels based Need Productions with the support of the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel. International sales are handled by Doc & Film international.
 
Since 1987, the FIPA defends all genres of audiovisual creation : fiction, series, documentary, reportage, music and spectacles. Observatory of the international audiovisual creation, the FIPA aims to reveal innovative, originals and free programs.