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"More than a mere tribute to a great performer, Listen to Me Marlon reveals a flawed yet thoughtful human being." – Slant

Marlon Brando was one of Hollywood's greatest actors, a performer who masterfully channelled his inner conflict into roles as diverse as On the Waterfront's hapless dockworker and the sexual nihilist of Last Tango in Paris. He was also a compulsive diarist who spent decades capturing his thoughts on audiotape, building a substantial archive that has until now remained publicly unavailable.

For Listen to Me Marlon, director Stevan Riley (Fire in Babylon, MIFF 2011) draws extensively from these recordings, matching Brando's private ruminations with footage from the actor's home movies and film work. Replete with philosophical questioning and candid admissions, this is a remarkable portrait of a brilliant and troubled man.

"An elegy, with scenes of extraordinary beauty." – Screen International