United Kingdom 2015, 102 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

He craved success, fame, and admiration, but Marlon Brando hated exposure. He even blew up at directors who managed to draw out his personal truths before the cameras. But when he was alone on his estate, far from the eyes and ears of strangers, he recorded hundreds of hours of confessions, childhood memories, and thoughts about acting, the film industry, and the political and social issues that were important to him. He even recorded the personal mantras that he used to meditate.
The beaten and abandoned son of alcoholic parents, Brando grew up to be a superstar, who changed the face of film. Director Stevan Riley uses Brando’s own voice to invite his audience to an intimate, moving conversation, in which one of Hollywood’s most intelligent stars reveals his emotional side, which he strived so hard to hide.

Previous Festivals: Sundance

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Director & Editing: Stevan Riley
Production: John Battsek, George Chignell, R J Cutler
Production Company: Passion Pictures
Script: Stevan Riley, Peter Ettedgul
Cinematography: Ole Bratt Birkeland
Research: Helena Lewis, Esther Bensadon
World Sales: Park Circus Limited (info@parkcircus.com)


Stevan recently directed the first cinema documentary on the James Bond phenomenon 'Everything or Nothing'. Featuring interviews from the key filmmakers and stars, it tracks the saga of how Bond has survived 50 years.

‘Listen to Me Marlon’ is the second feature documentary Stevan has written, edited and directed.