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Claudia Schmid | Germany 2009 | Documantary about Gottfried Helnwein, 116 Min.

“Die Stille der Unschuld – Der Künstler Gottfried Helnwein”
ein Film von Claudia Schmid, Deutschland 2009, 116 Min.
Premiere am Sonntag, den 10. Mai um 14:00 in der Pinakothek der Moderne.

Sunday, May 10th, 2pm, Pinakothek der Moderne, Ernst von Siemens-Auditorium
Wednesday, May 13th, 5pm,  Gasteig Vortragsaal

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.

DOK.FEST MÜNCHEN 2009 at the PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE
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.

Helnwein in the studio, 2008, Ireland

Helnwein in the studio, 2008, Ireland

CREDITS
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.
©2009

Links:

“Helnwein – Die Stille der Unschuld”, the transcript

www.gottfried-helnwein-interview.com

bildersturm-film.de – pressemappe.pdf

DOK.FEST München 2009

www.pinakothek.de

www.gottfried-helnwein-child.com

helnwein-kind.de

www.gottfried-helnwein-interviews.com

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