A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice
  • Thursday, May 25, 12:00 Mousonturm Saal
  • Saturday, May 27, 13:30 Mal Seh’n Kino
  • 映画 聲の形
    Eiga koe no katachi
  • Japan 2016, DCP, 129 min, Japan. OV with Hard-of-Hearing subtitles (English), released to age 6 or older
  • Director: Naoko YAMADA
  • Script: Reiko YOSHIDA based on a manga by Yoshitoki OIMA
  • Production: “A Silent Voice” Film Committee
  • Distribution: AV Visionen
  • Voice actors: Miyu IRINO, Saori HAYAMI, Aoi YUKI, Kensho ONO, Yuuki KANEKO
  • German premiere


Bored elementary student Shoya finds a new target when a deaf girl, Shoko, joins his school in the middle of the term. Several years after his bullying forced Shoko to leave school, the two meet again and Shoya embraces this sudden chance for atonement. In her third animated feature, Naoko YAMADA tells a moving story, revolving around sensitive topics such as school bullying and disability.

Director’s Bio
Naoko YAMADA, born in Gunma Prefecture in 1984, started her career in 2004 at Kyoto Animation. After working as a key animator on the series INUYASHA and AIR, she made her directorial debut with K-ON! in 2009. A SILENT VOICE, her third animated feature, received a Japan Academy Prize nomination for “Excellent Animation of the Year”.

2011 K-ON! The Movie; 2014 Tamako Love Story

Presented by Kazé

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