Silent City


Stephen Chen | Canada | 2015 | 1 h 50 m 5 s

A man on the verge of a mid-life crisis, who goes through his life of routine both stricken and sustained by opera arias which stand in for his thoughts and emotions that only he (and the audience) can hear.   STILLE STADT is an update and inversion of the city symphony form transforming the celebratory and voyeuristic city impressions into an allegory of contemporary urbanity through the eyes of an Everyman. It reframes and re-imagines the form of silent film to convey how the city both silences (via containment of the self/body), and the city itself is made silent (as people dwell in own bubbles)