Silent Spring

| 45 min

Young German talent Nico Sommer brilliantly blurs boundaries between fiction and documentary in this story of a 21 year old man looking to lose his virginity. "The film seems so real - so authentic that we think we're watching a documentary. The actors are convincing and crucial to the film – they do a great job... especially Tom Lass (as Sebastian) and Thorsten Kaphahn (as Grandpa). Nico Sommer parodies genres and caricatures the absurdities of various "reality" formats. In this way, Sommer condenses communication and gender stereotypes in a revealing and entertaining way." (Jury Statement from the German Film Board) Nico Sommer's debut is an early example of the German Mumblecore indie filmmaking wave.