No News

Director: Lennart Hüper

Austria, Germany, 2021



The crew of the non-governmental sea rescue vessel “Lifeline” has been stuck in Malta for several weeks now. After the rescue of over 450 refugees from distress at sea, Captain Claus- Peter Reisch must stand trial and the ship remains confiscated for its duration. Hopes for a speedy trial are dwindling more and more. What is it like to be forced to wait while people are drowning just a few miles away? No News gives an insight into the absurdity of European migration policy and observes people who stood up for change but got to feel how little we want it.

Director's bio

Lennart Hüper was born in 1994 in the small Bavarian town of Landsberg am Lech.
His graduation film No News is his first feature-length documentary and premieres in 2021 at the 42. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken.


Camera: Lennart Hüper
Editor: Jana Libnik
Sound: Henning Großmann
Producer: Lennart Hüper