DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

A Quiet Resistance


A Quiet Resistance




CATALOGUE TEXT
Erika and Tine are 81 and have been a couple for 40 years. The two women live on a farm in Brandenburg they restored themselves and look back on eventful lives. In the GDR they both had to fight for personal and artistic freedom and struggled daily with socialism, not to mention its actually existing contradictions. Unlike other GDR creative artists who cracked under the rejection of their art and ideas, they both take a humorous look back today at the manifold documents of their lives, contextualising and contradicting the numerous Stasi files with their own memories, photos, paintings, sculptures and texts. They use the conversations with the young director to take a close look at their own (GDR) past, but also the post-reunification period, the present and future.

What can art do in times of social political challenge? How can one stay true to oneself, art and one’s ideals? Where are women still confronted by structural discrimination today? How can social grievances be resolved together? By staying naturally close to its protagonists, the film manages to achieve an enchantingly lucid narrative about freedom, autonomy, creativity and sociality – and, last but not least, a marvellous ode to love.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann



Honorable Mention of the VER.DI Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness.


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Credits
Original Title: Im Stillen Laut Country: Germany Year: 2019 Language: German Subtitle: English Runtime: 72 min. Format: DCP Color: Colour and B&W Director: Therese Koppe Producer: Therese Koppe, Marie-Luise Wagner, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Cinematographer: Annegret Sachse Editor: Evelyn Rack Music: Irma Heinig Sound: Billie Mind Script: Therese Koppe
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