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"Global mutism" is Noah's diagnosis. Since kindergarten, he no longer speaks - a puzzle for parents, friends and therapists. The ten-year-old withdraws more and more and lives in his own world.

When Noah's grades get worse and the school suggests a therapeutic boarding school, the family's world comes apart at the seams. While Noah's father tries everything to cure his child and Noah's mother gnaws at the limits of her strength, Noah discovers his own way step by step.

  • Lynn Carina Feltes
  • Lynn Carina Feltes
  • Madita Rutten
  • Lynn Carina Feltes
  • Madita Rutten
  • Sharlin Lucia
  • Raphaël Brencklé
    Key Cast
    The last Day of Summer
  • Katrin Lux
    Key Cast
    Dahoam is Dahoam, Familiensache, Watzmann ermittelt, Der Alte
  • Hubertus Geller
    Key Cast
    Unbound Evil, The Witch and the Ottoman, Aktenzeichen XY ... ungelöst
  • Katharina Gieron
    Key Cast
    Der Staatsanwalt, Gut gegen Nordwind, Kaltes Blut - Julia Durant ermittelt
  • Fabrice Kiffel
  • Fabian Gataavizadeh
    Chief Lighting Technican
  • Danny-Tristan Bombosch
  • Tristan Fuhrmann
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  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2022
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Ursa Mini Pro 4,5K
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Ruhrakademie Schwerte
Director Biography - Lynn Carina Feltes

Lynn Carina Feltes is a director and producer based in Cologne, Germany. She learned to love filmmaking as a child and has now successfully completed her directorial studies with LIGHTCHILD.


2021 "Lichtkind" / "Lightchild"
26 min. 17 sek., shortfilm

2019 "Morgenblatt" / "If you know today what happens tomorrow"
15 min. 55 sek., shortfilm

2017 "Wer ist Ich?" / "Who is me?"
9 min. 35 sek., shortfilm

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Director Statement

It was a big honor for me to film this beautiful heart touching story. I met great people, had a strong team behind me and I am really happy and proud to say, that all my love went into this film.

With LIGHTCHILD we want to point out the misunderstanding of so-called "problem children" and make it clear: no one has to bend in order to fit in somewhere! No one is worth less because he does not fit into the system. Every child comes into this world with its uniqueness and it is up to us adults to prepare the way for them so that they can develop and realize themselves.