Biography Dox

Listen to Me Marlon

Stevan Riley
Screening time  
27.02. / Saturday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  

Unbeknownst to the public, Marlon Brando – a great star who remained deliberately mysterious to the press and the world at large for his entire professional life – created a vast archive of personal audio and visual materials over the course of his lifetime, often deeply confessional and completely without vanity or evasion. For the first time ever those recordings come to life in director Stevan Riley's Listen to Me Marlon, which combines the recordings with vintage film clips, photos, and home movies from Brando's archive to create a fascinating self-portrait of a man with insecurities, sexual magnetism, and creative genius to burn. 


Stevan Riley

Stevan Riley was born in Northern Ireland. He set off to Bosnia in 2003 to direct his first documentary, Rave Against the Machine that won him awards at many international festivals. His following feature, Blue Blood, premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival to fantastic reviews. He directed the first ever cinema documentary on the James Bond phenomenon Everything or Nothing

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Listen to Me Marlon

Great Britain
2015, 102'

Directed by:
Stevan Riley

Screenplay by:
Stevan Riley, Peter Ettedgui

Ole Bratt-Birkeland

Edited by:
Stevan Riley

Stefan Wesolowski

John Battsek, R.J. Cutler, George Chignell

Produced by:
Passion Pictures

Festivals & Awards:

International Documentary Association 2015 – Creative Recognition Award Best Writing, National Board of Review 2015 – NBR Award Top Five Documentaries, San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2015 – SFFCC Award Best Documentary, Traverse City Film Festival 2015 – Founders Prize Best Film, Sundance Film Festival 2015