The Art of Silence (Closing Night)

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Showings

Film Type
Film Type:In-Person
Film Info
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Director(s):Maurizius Staerkle Drux
Producer(s):Aline Schmid
Adrian Blaser
Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
Country:Germany
Switzerland
Year:2022
Language:English
French
German
Swiss German
Running Time:81 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Topic:Arts/Culture/Literature
Biography
Dance
Disability
Family Relationships
Holocaust
WWII
Cast:Marcel Marceau
Louis Chevalier
Anne Sicco

Description

For five decades, French pantomime Marcel Marceau entertained and touched audiences around the globe. In The Art of Silence, we meet the complex, compassionate man behind the white painted mask. As a teenager, Marceau eluded capture through mime, joined the French Resistance, and helped save hundreds of Jewish children. Maurizius Staerkle Drux’s revelatory film traces Marceau’s long history, career, and artistic journey, a career informed by his traumatic experiences during World War II. We meet his former protégées, students, and especially his family members, who today work to keep Marceau’s legacy alive.

 

Followed by a conversation with Director Maurizius Staerkle Drux (via Zoom) and Marcel Marceau’s grandson and film subject Louis Chevalier (in-person).

Included Shorts

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