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L'art du silence

Quebec Premiere

L’art du silence

Maurizius Staerkle Drux

Germany, Switzerland | 2022 | 1 h 21 min
French, English, German |
Subtitles: French
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Enjoy the first feature-length documentary about the world-famous French mime Marcel Marceau. Audiences know and love him as Bip, the tragicomic clown with a striped shirt, a face covered with white make-up, and a battered silk hat with a red flower. But not many people know his tragic background. After his Jewish father was killed in Auschwitz, Marceau joined the French Resistance and help smuggle Jewish children across the Swiss border to safety. He taught them to communicate silently in dangerous situations by miming with gestures. After the war, Marceau transformed this tool for survival into a unique art form that lives on to this day, years after his death.
Overview of some festivals:
Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland (2022)
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Germany (2022)
Hot Docs, Canada (2022)
Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Poland (2022)
Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland (2022)
Director Maurizius Staerkle Drux
Director of Photography Beinder Raphael
Editing Stöcklin Tania

In Partnership with


• Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Friday, march 24, 2023, 05:00 p.m. — 07:00 p.m.


Maurizius Staerkle Drux

Maurizius Staerkle Drux

Maurizius Staerkle Drux was born in Cologne in 1988 and grew up in Zurich. In 2012 he graduated in film directing at the ZHdK, specialising in sound design. His debut film THE BÖHM FAMILYCONCRETE LOVE was shown in over 30 countries and won multiple awards. Since 2017, he has been imparting his passion for film and sound, as a lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Concrete Love — the Böhm Family (2014)
Wenn der Vorhang fällt (2013)
Between the Islands (2012)
Mit Lied Und Leid (2011)

In the same session

Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings

Friday, march 24, 2023, 05:00 p.m.

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