dir. Mila Zhluktenko, Daniel Asadi Faezi / Germany, Ukraine / 2023 / 18’
waking up in silence
Kinoteka, plac Defilad 1, Warszawa, Polska
Director(s): Mila Zhluktenko, Daniel Asadi Faezi
Writer(s): Mila Zhluktenko, Daniel Asadi Faezi
Cinematography: Tobias Blickle
Editing: Mila Zhluktenko, Daniel Asadi Faezi
Sound: Daniel Asadi Faezi, Andrew Mottl, Kristina Kilian
Music: Anton Baibakov, Dewey Martino
Producer(s): Mila Zhluktenko, Daniel Asadi Faezi
Production: Faezi Filmproduktion, Lotas Film in co-production with: Babylon’13 Kyiv
World sales: Square Eyes
Language(s): Ukrainian, German, Russian
A former military barracks of the Wehrmacht now serves as a refugee camp for people from Ukraine. “waking up in silence” accompanies the children on their journey, where their own history intertwines with that of the barracks. A moment between past and future, war and silence, departure and arrival, which paints a portrait of German past and present through the eyes of its young protagonists.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Berlinale (Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the Best Short Film), Visions du Réel, DOK.fest München, Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival, Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Vienna Shorts – International Short Film Festival, Docudays UA (Main Prize - National Competition), Palm Springs International ShortFest
MILA ZHLUKTENKO & DANIEL ASADI FAEZ
Mila Zhluktenko was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. She studied in the Documentary Department at the University of Television and Film, Munich. Her films have been screened at numerous film festivals including IDFA, Visions du Réel, Camerimage and MoMA Doc Fortnight. “Opera Glasses” won the Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig. “Aralkum” was awarded Best Short Film at Visions du Réel and qualified for the Academy Awards.
Daniel Asadi Faez was born in Schweinfurt, Germany. He studied in the Documentary Department at the University of Television and Film, Munich and National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan. Besides directing, he produces documentary and experimental cinema. His films screened at numerous film festivals including Locarno, DOK Leipzig, Visions du Réel and Ann Arbor. He is a Berlinale Talents alumni.