What an evening! On 4 May 2022, the poetic documentary film "The Art of Silence" celebrated its barrier-free German premiere at the Odeon Kino in Cologne. Present for the subsequent film discussion were Cologne-born director Maurizius Staerkle Drux and producer Carl-Ludwig Rettinger (Lichtblick Film) as well as cinematographer Raphael Beinder. Another special guest was protagonist Christoph Staerkle, father of the director and well-known deaf mime! Alongside presenter Sonja Hofmann, an interpreter translated the talks into German sign language.
On 4 May, the documentary "The Art of Silence" will celebrate its German premiere at the Odeon cinema in Cologne! Present for the subsequent film discussion will be director Maurizius Staerkle Drux and producer Carl-Ludwig Rettinger. Special guest Christoph Staerkle, father of the director and probably the most famous deaf mime in the world, will also be present – entertainment guaranteed! Special: This is an barrier-free premiere. The film will be shown with subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired. In addition, the Q&A afterwards will be translated live into sign language!
On 6 April at 8pm, City Kinos in Munich will show an exclusive preview of the American-German feature film "Land of Dreams" in the original English version. The film will be followed by a discussion with director Shirin Neshat ("Women Without Men") and co-director Shoja Azari. The preview is organised in cooperation with Kino der Kunst and the Pinakothek der Moderne on the occasion of the exhibition "Shirin Neshat: Living in One Land – Dreaming in Another".
"Land of Dreams" opens in cinemas nationwide on 3 November 2022. In her satirical feature film, which premiered last year at the Venice Film Festival, Shirin Neshat takes a critical look at American culture – with a prominent cast! Sheila Vand, Matt Dillon, Isabella Rossellini and Anna Gunn shine in the leading roles, among others.
From 27 May, "Notre Dame" by Valérie Donzelli is available as VOD and on DVD in the W-Film online shop and in regular stores. Cheeky and fabulous: Director Valérie Donzelli also slips into the leading role of a single mother between career, family and great love herself in her cinema comedy! She mixes the romantic turbulence with unrealistic runaways à la "Amélie" and charming wit – an adorable ode to Paris!
"The Art of Silence" opens in cinemas nationwide on 5 May. With his facial expressions and only a few gestures, he expressed more hope, joy or pain than many a Greek drama. A grand master of pantomime, Marcel Marceau portrayed the awkwardness of human beings and conveyed the unspeakable through "cries of silence". In his documentary, director Maurizius Staerkle Drux traces the legacy of this artist of the century, interweaving exclusive archive footage with a personal, contemporary view.