Rotterdam Films

  1. Debut Feature Film by Ricky Rijneke. Starring: Orsolya Tóth, Roland Rába.
    Lenght: 97 min / Netherlands-Hungary

    LOGLINE: After her brother’s disappearance, a young Hungarian woman (Orsolya Tóth) leaves aboard a cargo ship to keep her promise of finding a better life. A surreal trip on the fragile edge of life and death.

    SOME AWARDS, NOMINATIONS, OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

    Winner Best Female Director,Toronto independent Film Festival, Canada.
    Winner Best Film, Berlin Independent Film Festival, Germany.
    Winner Best Film, New York No Limits, USA.
    Winner Best Film, Dutch Golden Stone, Netherlands Debut Film Festival.
    Winner Best Cinematography, Los Angeles Women's Ind’ Film Festival, USA.
    Winner Best Cinematography, European Film Festival, Italy.
    Winner Best Supporting Actor, European Film Festival, Italy.
    Winner Honorable Mention, Narrative Feature, Los Angeles Women’s Ind’ Film Festival, USA.

    World première: 42th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (Nomination Tiger Award).
    Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil (Nomination New Filmmakers).
    T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland (Nomination Grand Prix).
    Sarajevo International Film Festival, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
    Moscow International Film Festival, Russia.
    New York independent film festival, USA.
    Montreal PHI Centre, Montreal, Canada.
    Pune international film festival, India.
    Fresh film festival, international young talent film festival, Prague, Czech Republic.
    And many others…

    Director, Screenplay: Ricky Rijneke
    Production company: Rotterdam Films
    Production year: 2013
    Original music composed by Andrey Dergachev
    Director of Photography: Gergely Poharnok and Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd
    Sales agent: WIDE Management / Eye on Film (EoF) Label

    IFFR catalogue:
    Young Dutch director Ricky Rijneke examines with meticulous shots the fragile dividing line between life and death in her feature debut. She cleverly combines social engagement with poetic sensitivity. Hungarian Csilla wakes up inside a crashed car, somewhere in the countryside. Her younger brother Isti is nowhere to be found. Dazed, Csilla leaves the spot to begin a second life, as she promised her brother she would. She’ll never return. Persuaded by the shady Gabor - he is involved in ‘import and export’ - she sets off with him in a freighter to Western Europe. During the endless journey, Gabor violates her and Csilla loses her only reminder of Isti. Slowly, she loses her grip. Life on board the freighter is like a vacuum in which Csilla finds herself - a surrealistic twilight zone.
    For Silent Ones, a former CineMart project, Rijneke brought together a selection of prize-winning European film talent, including Gergely Pohárnok and Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd for the camera work.
    Actress and singer-songwriter Vanessa Paradis contributed with her famous song ‘Joe Le Taxi’. Andrej Dergatchev (who worked on The Return and The Banishment by Andrej Zvjagintsev) sets the tone for the film with his dreamy-ominous soundtrack. With her expressive face and few words, the Hungarian Orsi Tóth (Delta, Women Without Men) portrays a young woman fighting herself and her past.

    silentonesfilm.com
    rickyrijneke.com

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  2. Debut Feature Film by Ricky Rijneke. Starring: Orsolya Tóth, Roland Rába.
    Lenght: 97 min / Netherlands-Hungary

    LOGLINE: After her brother’s disappearance, a young Hungarian woman (Orsolya Tóth) leaves aboard a cargo ship to keep her promise of finding a better life. A surreal trip on the fragile edge of life and death.

    SOME AWARDS, NOMINATIONS, OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:
    Winner Best Film, New York No Limits, USA.
    Winner Best Female Director,Toronto independent Film Festival, Canada.
    Winner Best Film, Berlin Independent Film Festival, Germany.
    Winner Best Film, Dutch Golden Stone, Netherlands Debut Film Festival.
    Winner Best Cinematography, Los Angeles Women's Ind’ Film Festival, USA.
    Winner Best Cinematography, European Film Festival, Italy.
    Winner Best Supporting Actor, European Film Festival, Italy.
    Winner Honorable Mention, Narrative Feature, Los Angeles Women’s Ind’ Film Festival, USA.

    World première: 42th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (Nomination Tiger Award).
    Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil (Nomination New Filmmakers).
    T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland (Nomination Grand Prix).
    Sarajevo International Film Festival, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
    Moscow International Film Festival, Russia.
    New York independent film festival, USA.
    Montreal PHI Centre, Montreal, Canada.
    Pune international film festival, India.
    Fresh film festival, international young talent film festival, Prague, Czech Republic.
    And many others…

    Director, Screenplay: Ricky Rijneke
    Production company: Rotterdam Films
    Production year: 2013
    Original music composed by Andrey Dergachev
    Director of Photography: Gergely Poharnok and Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd
    Sales agent: WIDE Management / Eye on Film (EoF) Label

    IFFR catalogue:
    Young Dutch director Ricky Rijneke examines with meticulous shots the fragile dividing line between life and death in her feature debut. She cleverly combines social engagement with poetic sensitivity. Hungarian Csilla wakes up inside a crashed car, somewhere in the countryside. Her younger brother Isti is nowhere to be found. Dazed, Csilla leaves the spot to begin a second life, as she promised her brother she would. She’ll never return. Persuaded by the shady Gabor - he is involved in ‘import and export’ - she sets off with him in a freighter to Western Europe. During the endless journey, Gabor violates her and Csilla loses her only reminder of Isti. Slowly, she loses her grip. Life on board the freighter is like a vacuum in which Csilla finds herself - a surrealistic twilight zone.
    For Silent Ones, a former CineMart project, Rijneke brought together a selection of prize-winning European film talent, including Gergely Pohárnok and Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd for the camera work.
    Actress and singer-songwriter Vanessa Paradis contributed with her famous song ‘Joe Le Taxi’. Andrej Dergatchev (who worked on The Return and The Banishment by Andrej Zvjagintsev) sets the tone for the film with his dreamy-ominous soundtrack. With her expressive face and few words, the Hungarian Orsi Tóth (Delta, Women Without Men) portrays a young woman fighting herself and her past.

    silentonesfilm.com
    rickyrijneke.com

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  3. Teaser - Silent Ones. Debut Feature Film by Ricky Rijneke. Starring: Orsolya Tóth, Roland Rába.
    Lenght: 97 min / Netherlands-Hungary

    LOGLINE: After her brother’s disappearance, a young Hungarian woman (Orsolya Tóth) leaves aboard a cargo ship to keep her promise of finding a better life. A surreal trip on the fragile edge of life and death.

    SOME AWARDS, NOMINATIONS, OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:
    Winner Best Female Director,Toronto independent Film Festival, Canada.
    Winner Best Film, Berlin Independent Film Festival, Germany.
    Winner Best Film, New York No Limits, USA.
    Winner Best Film, Dutch Golden Stone, Netherlands Debut Film Festival.
    Winner Best Cinematography, Los Angeles Women's Ind’ Film Festival, USA.
    Winner Best Cinematography, European Film Festival, Italy.
    Winner Best Supporting Actor, European Film Festival, Italy.
    Winner Honorable Mention, Narrative Feature, Los Angeles Women’s Ind’ Film Festival, USA.

    World première: 42th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (Nomination Tiger Award).
    Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil (Nomination New Filmmakers).
    T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland (Nomination Grand Prix).
    Sarajevo International Film Festival, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
    Moscow International Film Festival, Russia.
    New York independent film festival, USA.
    Montreal PHI Centre, Montreal, Canada.
    Pune international film festival, India.
    Fresh film festival, international young talent film festival, Prague, Czech Republic.
    And many others…

    Director, Screenplay: Ricky Rijneke
    Production company: Rotterdam Films
    Production year: 2013
    Original music composed by Andrey Dergachev
    Director of Photography: Gergely Poharnok and Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd
    Sales agent: WIDE Management / Eye on Film (EoF) Label

    IFFR catalogue:
    Young Dutch director Ricky Rijneke examines with meticulous shots the fragile dividing line between life and death in her feature debut. She cleverly combines social engagement with poetic sensitivity. Hungarian Csilla wakes up inside a crashed car, somewhere in the countryside. Her younger brother Isti is nowhere to be found. Dazed, Csilla leaves the spot to begin a second life, as she promised her brother she would. She’ll never return. Persuaded by the shady Gabor - he is involved in ‘import and export’ - she sets off with him in a freighter to Western Europe. During the endless journey, Gabor violates her and Csilla loses her only reminder of Isti. Slowly, she loses her grip. Life on board the freighter is like a vacuum in which Csilla finds herself - a surrealistic twilight zone.
    For Silent Ones, a former CineMart project, Rijneke brought together a selection of prize-winning European film talent, including Gergely Pohárnok and Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd for the camera work.
    Actress and singer-songwriter Vanessa Paradis contributed with her famous song ‘Joe Le Taxi’. Andrej Dergatchev (who worked on The Return and The Banishment by Andrej Zvjagintsev) sets the tone for the film with his dreamy-ominous soundtrack. With her expressive face and few words, the Hungarian Orsi Tóth (Delta, Women Without Men) portrays a young woman fighting herself and her past.

    silentonesfilm.com
    rickyrijneke.com

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  4. Reykjavik - Rotterdam.

    Icelandic smuggling film by Oskar Jonasson. Adapted from a book by Iceland's most famous crime novelist, Arnaldur Indridason, who co-wrote the screenplay.
    Feature Reykjavik-Rotterdam was the Icelandic submission for the Oscars, it won five Edda’s.

    Universal / Working Title Films released a Hollywood remake entitled Contraband starring and produced by Mark Wahlberg. The original film's lead actor, Baltasar Kormákur took on the role of director.

    Reykjavik - Rotterdam.
    A film by: Oskar Jonasson
    Screenplay by: Arnaldur Indridason
    Main cast: Baltasar Kormákur, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Throstur Gunnarsson, Jorundur Ragnarsson, Victor Löw. (Agnes Johansen & Baltasar Kormakur) in co-production with Rotterdam Films (Dirk Rijneke & Mildred van Leeuwaarden) and Bavaria Pictures.

    Full synopsis:
    Like a fish on a dry land, Kristofer is stuck in a dull everyday routine, working as a security guard. He was fired from the freight ship on which he worked when he was caught smuggling alcohol. Faced with money problems, he is tempted to accept the help of his friend, Steingrimur, who manages to pull some strings to get his old job back. He decides to take his chances one last time on a tour to Rotterdam.

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  5. Ricky Rijneke’s debut, the short film ‘Wing, The Fish That Talked Back’ tells the story of six-year-old Wing. She is living in a fantasy world created from the perspective of her everyday life.

    ‘Wing, the fish that talked back’ was nominated for the ‘Leopards of Tomorrow’ competition and premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival. This award winning film gained international acclaim at more then fifty international film festivals.
    ‘Wing, the fish that talked back’ is distributed in the Netherlands by EYE.
    Elypse Short Film Distribution represents the world sales.

    Watch ‘Wing, The Fish That Talked Back’ online:
    ximon.nl/Films/wing-the-fish-that-talked-back/138115

    Genre: Short Fiction Film
    Duration: 13 min
    Director: Ricky Rijneke

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