PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

Whispers of War

Local title
Sõja sosinad
Title in Russian
Whispers of War
Original title
Stille Post
Director
Florian Hoffmann
Country
Germany
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Current Waves, Goethe-Institut Presents: New German Cinema
Genre
drama
Subject
family relations, war, relationships, soul-searching, politics

When Khalil, a primary school teacher in Berlin, gets hold of images of war from his Kurdish hometown of Cizre, he is forced to question his entire existence in Berlin. His life spirals out of balance as he seems to recognise his long lost sister in the videos – whom he thought long dead. He tries everything to get in contact, to save his sister, to inform the public about this brutal war. And loses himself.

Florian Hoffmann explores the role and reliability of (war) images in our media society – with an amazing Hadi Khanjanpour in the main role of Khalil.

"Whispers of War" participated in Marche du Filmi Black Nights Goes to Cannes presentation in 2021.

Director
Florian Hoffmann
Screenwriter
Florian Hoffmann
Cast
Hadi Khanjanpour, Zübeyde Bulut, Vedat Erincin, Jeanette Hain, Jacob Matschenz
Producer
Roxana Richters, Alexander Wadouh, Anna Werner
DoP
Carmen Treichl
Editor
Marco Rottig
Production
Chromosom Filmproduktion
Runtime
Language
German, Kurdish, Turkish
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Florian Hoffmann

Florian Hoffmann (snd 1987)

Arlette: Mut ist ein Muskel (Arlette: Courage Is a Muscle, 2015), Stille Post (2021)

Goethe Instituut

Goethe Instituut

Screenings

Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening120606 / Sõja sosinad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsFlorian Hoffmann - Director, Roxana Richters - Producer, Anna Werner - Producer
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening151602 / Sõja sosinad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening170402 / Sõja sosinad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening171205 / Publiku lemmik: Sõja sosinad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningSõja sosinad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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