Starlings [Simon Allen, UK, 2021]

Since the creation of cinema, filmmakers, critics, and even audiences have often favoured the visual aspect of filmmaking. This focus on cinematography, editing, and anything seen on the screen has unduly diminished the importance of sound. But film is an audiovisual art form, after all. So what would happen if the aural aspect were placed in the foreground?

Simon Allen, with his directorial debut, Starlings, takes on the challenge and creates an almost poetic depiction of isolation and lonel