Director: Zdeněk Jiráský
Screening time: 18.01.2016. 19:00
Screening location: MINI TEATER
Runtime: 89 min
Awards: Nominated: Audience Choice Award, Chicago International Film Festival 2014
Slovak musicologist Agata Schindlerová, now settled in Dresden, has spent years mapping out the forgotten destinies of Jewish musicians whose lives were irrevocably marked by the advance of Nazism. Scenes from the lives of several of them are portrayed in the film In Silence (ballet dancer Alice Flachová, pianist and conductor Karol Ebert, composer, conductor and director of the Dresden Theatre Arthur Chitz, pianist Edith Kraus, and the vocal ensemble Comedian Harmonists), which draws a sharp contrast between the protagonists’ carefree existence while working and making music during the pre-war era and the subsequent severe upheaval in their lives brought on by the proliferation of Nazism.