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SILENT SUMMER (STILLER SOMMER)

SILENT SUMMER
photo © Claudia Rorarius

Kristine, an art historian, suddenly loses her voice after a success­ful auction. She retreats to her family’s house in the south of France. The villagers as well as the Germans who live there are surprised to see her after such a long time. That she can’t speak doesn’t seem to bother her old friends – just the opposite. Kristine gains a secret ally in Franck, the lover of her daughter Anna, who is evading her studies. But when her husband Herbert, a psychiatrist, shows up at the house, it becomes clear that their marriage is not in the best of shape. But there is also something else, something not uttered that has come between her and her friends. Kristine has to face up to something that happened in the village long, long ago …


Nana Neul was born in 1974 and studied at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) in Cologne. In the year 2000 within the framework of the European Film Institute's exchange program, she served as an assistent to Dario Argento. Her films include: the shorts A TASTE OF SNOW (1997), THE YELLOW EMPEROR (1998), 9H11 (1999), BEAUTIFUL 2000 (2000), LIGUSTRUM VULGARE (2002), and the features MY FRIEND FROM FARO (2007) and SILENT SUMMER (2013).
Genre Drama, Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Nana Neul
Screenplay Nana Neul
Cinematography Leah Striker
Cast Dagmar Manzel, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Rosa Tietjen, Arthur Igual, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Hans Jochen Wagner
Producers Jörg Siepmann, Harry Flöter, Arne Ludwig
Production Company 2 Pilots Filmproduction/Cologne
Length 89 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German, French
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Munich 2013
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, MEDIA
German Distributor Zorro Film/Munich

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