Die Stille

A Film by Lily Erlinger

Synopsis

STILL. Astrid is a 24-year old ballerina that has just made an irreversible decision. But no one knows it. The effects are invisible to the naked eye, but slowly seep into Astrid’s world nonetheless. Confronted with the seemingly unanswerable question, “how do you part from something that never existed?”, Astrid slowly descends into a vicious circle of doubt and self-punishment, and the seams of her life begin to fall apart. Everything and everyone seems to point at her decision with bitter judgment. Now, she alone must find a way to accept the contradictions of her experience, and to make peace with herself.

Director

  • Picture of Lily Erlinger © Lily Erlinger

    Lily Erlinger

    Born in Esslingen, Lily grew up internationally between Munich, Sydney and Miami. She discovered film at an early age, shooting her first experiments with her father’s video camera at 8 years old. At 17 she was recognized by the National Foundation of the Arts for her unusual accomplishments and talent in film. Her focus on social issues and how they affect the individual and their personal relationships began in her youth. After graduating from high school in Australia, she moved to the USA to major in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. In 2009, she received the “Harvard Artist Development Fellowship” which supports the artistic development of particularly accomplished and promising students. Her awardwinning theses film “Jessie’s Tracks” was screened at multiple festivals. Lily graduated from Harvard in 2010 with a B.A. and “High Honors in Field of Study.” Upon completing two internships in New York City and continuing to pursue her own film projects in both fiction and documentary, she decided to return to Germany. She began studying fiction film in 2011 at the internationally renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Awards + Festivals

  • 37th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Short Film Competition, Germany)January 18, 2016
  • 9th "A CORTO DI DONNE” WOMEN’S SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Fiction Competition, Pozzuoli, Italy)July 14, 2016
  • *DIRECTOR'S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • 12th EARLY BIRD - INT'L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 1, 2016
  • 25th ANNUAL ST. LOUIS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Missouri, USA)November 3, 2016
  • 24th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL CAMERIMAGE (Student Etudes Competition, Toruń, Poland)November 12, 2016
  • *SILVER DINOSAUR*
    23rd INT’L FILM FESTIVAL ETIUDA&ANIMA 2016 (Main competition of ETIUDA contest, Krakow, Poland)November 22, 2016

Crew

Screenplay
Lily Erlinger
Producer
Leslie-Alina Schäfer
Co-Producer
Marvin Rössler
TV-Editor SWR
Brigitte Dithard
TV-Editor BR
Claudia Gladziejweski
TV-Editor ARTE
Sabine Brantus
Director
Lily Erlinger
Director of Photography
Anne Bolick
Sound
Ana Monte
Editor
Dennis Lutz
Sound Design
Marc Fragstein
Music
Nicolai Krepart

Details

Running Time
29:10
Shooting Format
HD (ProRes 4:2:2)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1,78:1 (16:9)
Sound
Ton 5.1.

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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FILM SCHOOL, DISTRIBUTION & PRODUCTION COMPANY

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