Director: Diemo Kemmesies
Writer: Diemo Kemmesies
Language: German | English
Duration: 73 min
Stars: Martin Bruchmann, Josef Mattes, Mathias Neuber, Linda Schüle
Silent Youth is a film for misfits, dreamers and lovers. It's the classic story of a coming out, but it focuses on the moments one tends to quickly forget: the first approach, the creaking of the chair while sitting across from each other, not knowing what to say. And it's about the silence.
The film tells of the encounter and slow approximation of two young men in Berlin. Marlo, who claims to be visiting his girlfriend, wonders the streets of Berlin where he meets Kirill. He begins to follow him, which seems to impress Kirill. A strange relationship begins to develop between the two of them. The more Kirill exposes about himself, the more confusing it gets for Marlo. They float next to one another, not knowing what the next step could be. Is there really someone to talk to in this strange world? Someone who is just as confused? And isn't it inevitably for this person to be just as crazy? Silent Youth is a film about feeling locked into yourself, but most of all it is a film about love.