News The Karlovy Vary’s People Next Door section will present the Oscar-winning picture The Silent Child

Published: May 15, 2018| 02:25 PM

For the third time the Karlovy Vary IFF will present the People Next Door program section in cooperation with Sirius, an official nonprofit KVIFF partner. This year the section will focus on films with hearing-impaired protagonists.

One of the motion pictures presented in People Next Door will be The Silent Child (2017), which took this year’s Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short Film. This emotive movie will be presented by actress and screenwriter Rachel Shenton and director Chris Overton.

The Silent Child tells the story of a four-year-old profoundly deaf girl who, thanks to a social worker played by Rachel Shenton, emerges from a world of silence by means of sign language. The script was inspired by the personal experiences of the British actress and writer.

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