ARTS . LIFESTYLE
Clowns - The Power of Silence
52' (GER, ENG subs)
Clowns are often ridiculed as jesters for children, but behind the red nose hides way more. They turn spectators' lives upside down without uttering one word.
Clowns are an embodiment of a departure from the restraints and conventions of modern society. They evoke emotions par excellence. The documentary shows the fascinating power of clowns who in a matter of seconds can create and demonstrate chaos - at street festivals, in circus arenas or on stage – by embodying an intense silence. Join us as we shed new light on our culture’s oldest figure.
The film is a fascinating meeting with artists, who have dedicated their lives to making people laugh. The culmination of their vocation and profession is to never take anything seriously, not even themselves. But those who believe that clowns never deal with serious matters are wholly mistaken: strength, violence, failure – clowns know exactly how to depict these issues comically. Their gift is to bewitch, enchant and charm people – that is a clown’s secret.
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||Das Geheimnis der Clowns
||52' (GER, ENG subs)
||Daniela Pulverer, Boris Raim
||Flashbang Films, ZDF, arte
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