Beyond Silence

by Caroline Link

Acadamy Award nominated for Best Foreign Language film. From the acclaimed Acadamy Award winner Caroline Link "Nowhere in Africa".

Lara, the daughter of a deaf-mute couple. is her parents' only link to the world of voices and sounds. When Lara's vivacious, outgoing aunt Clarissa gives her a clarinet one Christmas, Lara's father feels hurt and dismayed. He watches helplessly as Lara becomes closer to Clarissa and ever more proficient on the clarinet. Though he would like to stop her, Lara moves away to realize her own life. She ultimately makes it clear to him that there is a difference between "hearing" and "understanding", and that there is a way to reconcile their two worlds.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 90 minutes
Original title
Jenseits der Stille
directed by
produced by
Produced by Claussen+Wöbke Filmproduktion
  • Sylvie Testud
  • Tatjana Trieb
  • Howie Seago
  • Emmanuelle Laborit
  • Sibylle Canonica
  • Matthias Habich