Film Info: MEERES STILLE

SILENT SEA (MEERES STILLE)

SILENT SEA
photo © Julex® Film

Family vacation at an isolated house by the sea – Helen, Johannes and their daughter Frances. But something is amiss. Slight confusions, subtle shifts in reality. The house starts unfolding a second, disturbing story – told from a little boy’s perspective. When his mother dies, his father falls into depression. The boy wants to save him – with piano music. But things change. Lives vanish. 7 years and at the same time 6 days. Two families threaten to fall apart. All of them play boules: whoever touches the center, loses. Times are blurred. Lost memories urge to the surface. Everything is interconnected. But how? A vague anxiety grows. Pain, sounds, picture fragments haunt Helen – concealing another life. A stranger appears. Seems oddly familiar. Who are you? The family structure gets cracks. Something unspoken in between. Distrust appears. A disquieting silence. Helen delves into the depths of her subconscious mind in search of an answer. But what does it take? The mosaic becomes a picture. Nothing really disappears. Nothing is ever really forgotten.


Juliane Fezer was born in Heidelberg, Germany. She worked as assistant director for both theater and film before graduating in Film Directing at the University of Television & Film Munich (HFF). During her studies, she founded the production company JULEX FILM together with producer Alexandra Krampe. Active as a director and writer, her films also include: the shorts JEDER GEHT IN SICH SELBST ZUERST, NACKTE TATSACHEN, HUND II and the mid-length film FOR FREEDOM (NACH FREIHEIT). Her highly respected feature film debut SILENT SEA (MEERES STILLE) received international awards and was screened around the world.
Genre Drama, Literature, Psycho Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Juliane Fezer
Screenplay Juliane Fezer
Cinematography Klaus Harnisch, Roman Sebastian Janke
Cast Charlotte Munck, Christoph Gawenda, Christoph Grunert, Nadja Bobyleva, Alexander Beyer, Daan Lennard Liebrenz, Henny Reents, Nico Holonics, Natalia Belitski, Elias Kassner, Bella Bading
Producer Alexandra Krampe
Production Company Julex® Film/Berlin, in co-production with HR/Frankfurt, ARTE, NDR/Hamburg, MDR/Leipzig, ARD Degeto/Frankfurt
Length 142 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Hof 2013, Sao Paulo 2013 (International Competition New Directors), German Cinema Festival Jakarta 2014, Chichester International Film Festival 2014, Filmfestival Kitzbühel 2014, Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International 2015, WoFF Glasgow 2015, Hollywood Film Festival 2015, WorldFest Houston 2015, WoFF Glasgow 2015, Nordic IFF New York 2015,
Awards Best Feature Film Kitzbühel 2014, Silver Remi Houston 2015, Best Feature Film - Female Perspective WoFF Glasgow 2015, Best Actress & Best Cinematography Nordic IFF New York 2015
With backing from Hessische Filmförderung

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