The Sound of Silence

Michael Tyburski, USA 2019, 85’
Polish premiere
Sword of Trust

Peter Lucien (Peter Sarsgaard) is a self-proclaimed “house tuner”. He studies the sonic environment of his clients’ houses in the belief that annoying sounds, such as cracks coming from a toaster or the buzz of a faulty wiring, are the source of anxiety, stress and even physical ailments. In his free time Peter studies the sound of the New York City, however his research paper about the hidden acoustic patterns of the urban architecture is rejected by a scientific journal. When Peter meets Ellen (Rashida Jones), whose problem with chronic fatigue he can’t solve, the opportunity to change his life will arise. The question is, will the introverted Peter be able to take it? Michael Tyburski’s first feature film is a melancholic, slightly extravagant journey through New York streets in the search of sounds, the hidden signs and the meaning of life. Unorthodox, unusual comedy drama with Peter Sargaard’s intriguing and focused performance.

Jakub Demiańczuk

Michael Tyburski

An American screenwriter and film director who lives in New York. He often cooperates with screenwriter and producer Ben Nabors. Their short film Palimpsest was awarded at Sundance Film Festival and became a basis for their first feature film. The film was funded by a fellowship sponsored by San Francisco International Film Festival and Dolby Studios. Thereby, The Sound of Silence is a first independent movie produced with Dolby Atmos sound system.


2011 Angelfish (short)

2013 Palimpsest (short)

2013 Brooklyn Farmer (doc. short)

2015 Actor Seeks Role (short)

2019 Brzmienie ciszy / The Sound of Silence

Cast & Crew

director Michael Tyburski
screenplay Ben Nabors, Michael Tyburski
cinematography Eric Lin
editing Matthew C. Hart
music Will Bates
cast Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Tony Revolori, Alex Karpovsky, Kate Lyn Sheil
producer Adi Ezroni, Tariq Merhab, Ben Nabors, Charlie Scully, Mandy Tagger
production Anonymous Content, Feracious Entertainment, Group Theory, Jhumka Films, Keshet Studios, Valparaiso Pictures, Washington Square Films
sales UIP/Sony
language English
coloration colour
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