"HELNWEIN - THE SILENCE OF INNOCENCE"
HAS BEEN SELECTED
FOR SCREENING AT THE 24TH
Gottfried Helnwein is an artist of clear statements, uninhibited and idiosyncratic. He confronts us with the dark sides of human nature. Silently but mercilessly he uses the fate of the innocent child to bring before our eyes the human capacity for suffering, making the beholder a passive, and indeed active, accomplice to injury and abuse. Helnwein is one of the world’s best-known and at the same time most controversial German-speaking artists of the post-war period. Helnwein is an artist who thinks in political terms, analysing present and historical world events and revealing, there too, the structures of power and violence. All his life he has addressed the issue of the cruel mechanisms of the Nazi period. His pictures are an ongoing appeal against collective amnesia, deliberate or otherwise.
the world is a haunted house, and Helnwein at times is our tour guide
DOK.FEST Munich is Germany's most important and worldwide recognized Festival for documentaries. A »Best-of«-Festival presenting international outstanding films of the past year.
Of Innocence - The Artist Gottfried Helnwein"
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY - CLAUDIA SCHMID
CAMERA - SUSU GRUNENBERG
SOUND - JENS KRäHNKE
EDITING - KAWE VAKIL
SOUND MIXING - CHRISTOF GLADE
COLOUR CORRECTION - DANY SCHELBY
SUBTITLES - RALPH SIKAU, PARABOL PICTURES
PRODUCTION MANAGER - MONIKA MACK
PRODUCER - BIRGIT SCHULZ
COMMISSIONING EDITOR - REINHARD WULF
PRODUCED BY BILDERSTURM FILMPRODUKTION IN COPRODUCTION WITH WESTDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK (WDR)
COLOUR, PAL, 16:9, 116 MIN.
Bildersturm Filmproduktion GmbH
Flandrische Straße 2