Before the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, Edith Kraus is an acclaimed concert pianist and Alice Flachova an aspiring teenage ballerina. In 1942, both are deported to the Terezin concentration camp. In Silence also tracks the persecution of other musicians, composers and conductors, including the German-Jewish vocal group the Comedian Harmonists.
In Silence is a stylized docu-drama drawing on the lives of real Jewish musicians in Czechoslovakia and Germany who were persecuted during the Holocaust. Saturated in music and ravishing pastel-tinted cinematography, it transforms even the most harrowing scenes into painterly tableaux.
Sponsored by: The Holocaust Resource Center
Director: Zdenek Jiraski
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 minutes
Rating: NR (PG equivalent)
Monday, May 9 | 6:00 pm
Thursday, May 12 | 6:00 pm