HoF Benefit Rendezvous for Ukraine Aid with Florian Hoffmann's WHISPERS OF WAR

    HoF 2021: Florian Hoffmann presents WHISPERS OF WAR.

    On Sunday, 13 March 2022, a HoF Benefit Rendezvous screening for Ukraine Aid will take place at 7:00 pm. The Hof International Film Festival, together with the Central Kino Hof, will show Florian Hoffmann's WHISPERS OF WAR. The admission fee, including a free drink, of € 10 will be donated completely to "Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft" and "Aktion Deutschland Hilft".

    When Khalil, an elementary school teacher in Berlin, receives war footage from his Kurdish homeland and thinks he recognizes his sister in the pixilated videos, his life is thrown off course. He tries at all costs to bring his sister to safety and to inform the public about the brutal war. When his existence in Berlin is on the brink, Khalil is forced to ask himself where he belongs.

    WHISPERS OF WAR, awarded the Audience Award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2021, the Fischer Audience Award at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2021 and the European Work in Progress Zoom Medienfabrik Award 2020, is Florian Hoffmann's first feature-length film, which celebrated its world premiere at the 55th Hof International Film Festival.

    Florian Hoffmann has "succeeded in making a film that is at once emotionally gripping and clever, and which impressed the jury with its narrative power and stylistic sovereignty." (Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung/FBW). After the film, the artistic director of the Hof International Film Festival, Thorsten Schaumann, will lead an audience discussion with the director, who will be virtually connected.

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    "It is terrible the suffering that is being caused. At the HoF Benefit Rendezvous, we would like to join with the audience in helping the people of Ukraine who are suffering so much under Putin's war. Please come everyone!"

    Stefan Schmalfuß & Thorsten Schaumann
    Central Kino Hof & Internationale Hofer Filmtage

    Thanks go to the whole Central Kino Hof team as well as Chromosom Filmproduktion for making the film available.

    HoF Benefit Rendezvous for Ukraine Aid: Screening of WHISPERS OF WAR / feature film / Germany / German, Turkish, Kurdish OV with German subtitles / 94 minutes / Director: Florian Hoffmann, will join virtually for the audience discussion after the film with Thorsten Schaumann (artistic director of the Hof International Film Festival)

    Sunday, 13 March 2022, 7:00 pm

    Central Kino Hof, Altstadt 8, 95028 Hof

    How much:
    € 10 including one free drink, all proceeds will be donated to “Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft” and “Aktion Deutschland Hilft”

    Cinema tickets can be reserved by telephone under 09281-142488 or purchased at the box off on the evening of the screening.

    Hof International Film Festival / Cine Center Hof e.V. and Central Kino Hof, Altstadt 8

    Donation info

    Donation Account:
    BEH and ADH
    IBAN: DE53 200 400 600 200 400 600
    For: ARD / Nothilfe Ukraine
    Additional donation possibility in the cinema via a donation box.