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‘Hear The Silence’ Review

Stars: Lars Doppler, Vera Stadler, Antonia Langenohl, Maja Jotten, Simon Hangartner, Andreas Zahn, Dominik Fenster, Clarissa Molocher, Marina Koch, Andreas Er | Written and Directed by Ed Ehrenberg

October 1941, some where in the Ukraine, a squad of young German soldiers stumble upon a small village 200 kilometers behind Russian lines. Freezing, hungry, and wounded, they wait out the cold in an isolated sanctuary as the world wars on around them.

Hear The Silence (org title: Höre die Stille) thrusts its audience into a weary and uncertain standoff between the exhausted soldiers and a village ravaged by Russian occupation. The local men have been conscripted and likely already died. All that remain are the very old, the very young, and women trying to scrape out a living. This film could have taken the easy road and portrayed the German soldiers as ruthless madmen terrorizing a helpless people, but instead, the well-written script gives
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40th Grenzland-Filmtage Selb announces festival winners

The 40th Grenzland-Filmtage Selb Festival just announced their award winners for their exciting 2017 edition. Feature films, documentaries and short films are at the core of the Grenzland-Filmtage. Highlights of this year's festival included Hear the Silence by Ed Ehrenberg, Lost in Munich by Petr Zelenka1000 Mexicans by Philipp ScholzThat Trip We Took with Dad by Anca M. Lazarescu, Red by Branko TomovicDie Hände meiner Mutter by Florian Eichinger and Memo by Istvan Tasnadi. The main prize went to '1000 Mexicans' by Philipp Scholz.  The audience award for Best Short went to 'Simply the Worst' by F. Mueller and J. Kuerschner. Werner Schuessler's 'Passion for Planet' picked up best documentary. The Grenzland-Filmtage ("Crossing Boundaries Festival") was established in Selb in 1977. It was an attempt to bring films meeting high critical standards to a relatively remote...

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40th Grenzland-Filmtage Selb announces exciting festival programme

The 40th Grenzland-Filmtage Selb Festival announces an exciting programme for the 2017 edition. Feature films, documentaries and short films are at the core of the Grenzland-Filmtage.  Highlights of this year's festival include Hear the Silence by Ed Ehrenberg, Lost in Munich by Petr Zelenka, 1000 Mexicans by Philipp Sholz, That Trip We Took with Dad by Anca M. LazarescuRed by Branko TomovicDie Hände meiner Mutter by Florian Eichinger and Memo by Istvan Tasnadi. The Grenzland-Filmtage ("Crossing Boundaries Festival") was established in Selb in 1977. It was an attempt to bring films meeting high critical standards to a relatively remote provincial region. This year's festival runs from April 20-23. You can check out the full programme and more info on their freshly updated website:  http://www.grenzlandfilmtage-selb.de/en/...

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