Film The Silent Revolution

The Silent Revolution © Studiocanal GmbH

Thu, 01/17/2019

Portland Museum of Art

Seven Congress Square
Portland, ME

Film Festival „…and the winners are…“

Kurt and Theo are classmates and best friends. In 1956 they are about to finish school in Stalinstadt, in the GDR. On one of their secret excursions to West Berlin to go to the movies, they see disturbing pictures of an uprising in Hungary in the newsreel Wochenschau. The students are impressed by the young Hungarians, who fight for their freedom and they decide to show their solidarity. In class, they hold a minute’s silence in honor of the victims. Little do they know how much trouble their seemingly harmless act of solidarity will mean for their future…
Bavarian Film Prize 2017 (Best Newcomer Actor: Jonas Dassler)
Director: Lars Kraume
Germany 2018
111 min, DCP