In the Stillness of Sounds

“I live in a world of sounds.” A renowned sound engineer and biologist, Marc Namblard lives with his family – his wife and young daughter – on the edge of a forest in the Vosges mountains in France. During the day (and sometimes at night), Namblard ventures deep into the forest, audio equipment in tow, to capture sounds no one’s heard before: a bee rubbing its legs together, the persistent drumbeat of marching ants, the songs of nocturnal animals, the sound of ice cracking beneath a frozen lake. IN THE STILLNESS OF SOUNDS is a magical documentary that asks us to reconsider how we see – and hear – our world.