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"HELNWEIN - THE SILENCE OF INNOCENCE" has been selected for screening at the 24th Munich International Documentary Film Festival

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.

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

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 worlds 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, analyzing 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.

"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, 2009, 2pm Pinakothek der Moderne, Ernst von Siemens-Auditorium
Wednesday, May 13th, 5pm, Gasteig Vortragsaal