Filmavondunderground cinema

Land of Silence and Darkness

4 april 20:30 - 00:00


Werner Herzog volgt in Land of Silence and Darkness (1971) Fini Straubinger die op negenjarige leeftijd van de trap viel, en daarop eerst haar zicht en toen ook haar gehoor verloor. Langzaamaan krijgt de kijker toegang tot de wereld van deze dappere vrouw en haar gevecht tegen het afglijden naar de eenzame krochten van het 'land van stilte en duisternis'.

De film is Engels ondertiteld en de voertaal van deze avonden is Engels.

aanvang 20.30 uur I toegang € 3 (contant)

Once every month Huis De Pinto collaborates with a treasured Amsterdam film curator, to transform our beautiful historic library into a cosy cinema for independent and experimental films with a socially relevant theme.

Land of Silence and Darkness is an astonishing and sensual documentary by Werner Herzog that uncovers the world of those who are blind and deaf. This is the first film that would define what Herzog does best: revealing the extraordinary and mind-boggling dimensions of existence that are hidden in our everyday life.

The film follows the life of Fini Straubringer, a 56-year old blind and deaf woman who dedicates her life to people who are in the same situation as she is. It investigates the literal darkness of life without sight or hearing. It has a heroic figure in Straubinger, along with other characters who are compellingly mysterious. It’s a glimpse into a realm of life that is both abstract and intense. An absolute lyrical masterpiece about the human condition.

For many this is the pinnacle of Herzog's career, but it is also a film which is almost never shown, so few have ever had the chance to see it.

start 20:30 | admission 3 euro (cash only)