WAKING UP IN SILENCE
Germany, Ukraine 2023 – Director: Daniel Asadi Faezi, Mila Zhluktenko – Original language: German, Russian, Ukrainian – Subtitles: English, German, None
A barracks in Bavaria provisionally housing Ukrainian children. The no-man’s-land between EU and Belarus and a desperate attempt to maintain communication. The silence in Ahr valley after catastrophic flooding. Three places, three areas of stasis and eerie silence – three short films for our time. Jan Sebening
We show this film together with BORDER CONVERSATIONS und STILLE WASSER.
Writer: Daniel Asadi Faezi, Mila Zhluktenko. Camera: Tobias Blickle. Sound: Kristina Kilian. Editing: Daniel Asadi Faezi, Mila Zhluktenko. Music: Anton Baibakov. Production: Daniel Asadi Faezi. Producer: Daniel Asadi Faezi. Length: 17 min. International Sales: Square Eyes.
Mila Zhluktenko and Daniel Asadi Faezi studied in the documentary department of the University of Television and Film Munich. They have already successfully worked on several films that have been screened at festivals such as Locarno, San Sebastián and Visions du Réel.
ARALKUM, UZ/DE 2022, 14 min (joint)
OPERA GLASSES, DE 2019, 24 min (produced by Daniel Asadi Faezi)
Daniel Asadi Faezi
THE ABSENCE OF APRICOTS, PK/DE 2018, 49 min.
Nominated for the Student Award
The Student Award of DOK.fest München presents outstanding documentary films by students of German-speaking film schools. The films are nominated for the megaherz Student Award, worth 3,000 Euros.