GERMAN CURRENTS FILM FESTIVAL THE SILENT REVOLUTION (DAS SCHWEIGENDE KLASSENZIMMER)

GC2018-SILENTREVOLUTION © Studiocanal GmbH- Julia Terjung

Sun, 10/21/2018

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd
90036 Los Angeles

DOUBLE FEATURE | LA PREMIERE

DOUBLE FEATURE: begins with 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON at 5:00 pm,
followed by THE SILENT REVOLUTION at approximately 7:30 pm.
Ticket price includes admission to both films.


Germany (2017), 111 min. DCP Projection
German with English Subtitles


Director: Lars Kraume
Screenplay: Lars Kraume,based on the book by Dietrich Garstka
Cinematography: Jens Harant
Cast: Leonard Scheicher, Tom Gramenz, Lena Klenke, Jonas Dassler, Michael Gwisdek,
Ronald Zehrfeld, Florian Lukas, Jördis Triebel, Burghart Klaußner
Producers: Miriam Düssel, Susanne Freyer
Production: Company Akzente Film & Fernsehproduktions GmbH in co-production with ZDF, zero one film GmbH, Studiocanal GmbH.



1956. During one of their secret visits to a cinema in West Berlin, East German high school pupils Theo (Schicher) and Kurt (Gramenz) see graphic newsreel footage depicting the violent suppression of the people’s uprising in Budapest. Back at home in Stalinstadt, the boys share the startling news of what they’ve seen with their classmates. When the class agrees to hold a moment of silence for the victims of the Hungarian struggle for freedom, no one is prepared for the repercussions of what this act of solidarity unleashes. Caught-up in the political machinery of a state determined to make an example of them, the students are faced with a decision that has dramatic consequences for their futures; do they choose to stand together, or allow the state to tear them apart? Director and screenwriter Lars Kraume’s adaptation of Dietrich Garstka’s eponymous book, an account of own experiences and those of his 18 classmates, offers a timely and sobering reflection on the nature of protest and political action.   
 
PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE WENDE MUSEUM 
 


TICKETS
$12- / General Audiences
$10-  / Seniors, Students
$8-  / Cinematheque Members
$9.-  / FoG Members (box office only, must present membership card)


SELECT AWARDS:
  • FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, 2018 (German Cinema Award for Peace - The Bridge)
  • BAVARIAN FILM AWARDS, 2018 (Best Young Actor – Jonas Dassler)

Lars Kraume was born in 1973. He worked as a freelance photographer before enrolling at the German Film & Television Academy Berlin (dffb). As a director, screenwriter, and producer for television and cinema, his projects include numerous episodes of the television series TATORT, and the films DUNCKEL (1998), VIKTOR VOGEL - COMMERCIAL MAN (2001), NO SONGS OF LOVE (2005), THE DAYS TO COME (2010), MEINE SCHWESTERN (2011), FAMILIENFEST (2015), THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER (2015), and interactive television feature, THE VERDICT (2016).


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