BEYOND SILENCE

Genre: Drama
Year of Production: 1996
Co-Producers: Roxy Film, BR, SDR, ARTE, Schweizer Fernsehen
Distribution: Buena Vista International, World sales: Bavaria Film International
Director: Caroline Link

Screenplay: Caroline Link und Beth Serlin
Director of Photography: Gernot Roll
Casting: Risa Kes
Editing: Patricia Rommel
Score/ music: Niki Reiser
Production Design: Susann Bieling
Costume Design: Katharina von Martius
Make-up Artist: Heidi Moser-Neumayr
Sound recording: Andreas Wölki

Even as a young child, feisty and maverick Lara is her deaf parent's mouthpiece. In admiration of her aunt, who is a clarinetist, Lara discovers her love for music. Encouraged by music teachers and her aunt, she prepares for the entrance exam at conservatory of music in Berlin. Family conflicts emerge as Lara's parents lose the close contact to her daughter. After the deadly accident of her mother, her tense relationship to her father worsens. Lara goes her own way.

Tatjana Trieb, Sylvie Testud, Howie Seago, Laurel Severin, Emmanuelle Laborit, Sibylle Canonica, Selestina Stanisavljevic, Matthias Habich, Hansa Czypionka, Horst Sachtleben, Doris Schade, Hubert Mulzer, Alexandra Bolz, Birge Schade, Stephan Kampwirth

Awards:
Oscarnomination 1997 “Bester fremdsprachiger Film”, Bayerischer Filmpreis 1996: “Bester Film”, “Beste Nachwuchsregie”, “Beste Musik”, Deutscher Filmpreis 1997 in: “Bester Film” (Silber), “Beste Musik” (Gold), “Beste weibliche Hauptrolle” für Sylvie Testud (Gold), Vancouver Film Festival 1997: “Bester Film”

Festival:
Grand Prix Tokio Film Festival 1997

FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Bundesministerium
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