POV, “The Art of Silence Review: Silence Is Indeed Golden “

By Courtney Small

“Regardless of whether the film is recounting harrowing moments during his youth, or how Marceau used his fame to promote messages of love and not war, The Art of Silence is endlessly fascinating.  In observing Marceau during his various performances over the years, and his eagerness to teach others the art of mime, one understands his intricate level of control and understanding of his body.  This is especially evident when Staerkle Drux focuses on how Marceau’s family, including his grandson, attempt to capture the essence of his movements for a tribute production they are constructing.

It is a testament to Marceau’s career that many still shower him with praise and try to encompass the sense of love and selflessness that he conveyed at every stage of his life. For some of his students this ranges from entertaining kids in hospitals to using the pantomime art form to help those with motor system disorders.  An uplifting and resonating work, The Art of Silence is a fitting celebration of an artist who could bring joy and meaning to the lives of many around the globe without saying a word.” – POV

Film Accolades

World Premiere 
Hot Docs, Artscapes
34th Annual Boston Jewish Film Festival
Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF), Documentary Competition

Official Selection
Slamdance, Break-outs Competition
World Community Film Festival
Sacramento Jewish Film Festival
Belleville Downtown DocFest
Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Annapolis Film Festival
Vienna Jewish Film Festival
Houston Jewish Film Festival
Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival

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