The Cry Of Silence

Based on the novel by Tamara Zinberg “Seventh Symphony”

Siege of Leningrad, 1942. Despaired Nina Voronova can’t stand starvation and cold any longer. She evacuates from the city, leaving her little son in a deadly cold apartment.

He is found by Katya, an orphaned teenager girl from the next door, right before his house is destroyed by bombs.

Katya claims he’s her brother, and manages to get extra food provision from the district administration using boy’s certificate of birth. In the meantime she helps to nurse injured soldiers in the local hospital. One of them – Alexey Voronov – realizes the little boy is his son.

Production: Russia, 2019
Duration: 100 min.
Directed by:
 Vladimir Potapov
Cast: Alina Sargina, Lev Girshov, Artem Bystrov, Vladimir Menshov, Nadezhda Markina

Content type: Films





2019 – 32th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Iran (participation) [1]




2019 – Diploma and prize of the Russian Military Historical Society “For fidelity to historical truth”.

2019 – 27th All-Russian Festival “Vivat Cinema of Russia” in St. Petersburg:

  • Prize “For the best director” Vladimir Potapov
  • Prize “For the best female role” Alina Sargina
  • Best Actor Award for Artem Bystrov
  • Grand Prix of the festival “Best Film”


2019 – Festival “Provincial Russia” in Yeysk: “People’s Choice Award”

2019 – 23rd All-Russian Festival of Visual Arts at the Orlyonok All-Russian Center:

  • Special Prize “For the Benefit of the World” to Vladimir Potapov
  • Prize for Best Supporting Actress – Svetlana Martsinkevich
  • Diploma “2nd degree in the nomination” Cinematography “
  • Diploma in the nomination “Cinematography” – “For the careful preservation of historical memory” to V. Potapov


2019 – International Festival “Love in every heart”: Prize “For the best script”

2019 – International Festival “Cine a la vista” (Argentina): “Best Feature Film”

2019 – Festival “Volokolamsk Frontier”: Prize of the Russian Military Historical Society “For the embodiment of the heroic history of the Fatherland on the screen”

2019 – Film Festival “Children’s Kinomai” (N. Novgorod): Prize “For the preservation of the historical memory of significant events in the country”

2019 – Film Festival “Golden Phoenix” (Smolensk): Prize named after the writer Boris Vasiliev – screenwriter Alexander Borodyansky

2019 – Film Award “For the Benefit of the World”: Grand Prix directed by Vladimir Potapov for the film “Scream of Silence”

2020 – XXVIII Film Festival “Scarlet Sails of Artek”: the prize “The Best” for the best film