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.
AWARDS, NOMINATIONS, OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:
Nomination Tiger Award,(World première) Official competition 42th International Film Festival Rotterdam.`
Winner Best Feature Film, New York No Limits, 2014 USA.
Winner Best Female Director,Toronto independent Film Festival, 2014 Canada.
Winner Best Feature Film, Berlin Independent Film Festival, 2014 Germany.
Winner Best Film, Dutch Golden Stone, 2014 Netherlands Debut Film Festival.
Winner Best Cinematography, Los Angeles Women's Ind’ Film Festival, 2014 USA.
Winner Honorable Mention, Narrative Feature, Los Angeles Women’s Ind’ Film Festival, 2014 USA.
Winner Best Project Rotterdam City Award, Netherlands.
Winner Best Cinematography, 14th European Film Festival, Italy.
Winner Best Supporting Actor, 14th European Film Festival, Italy.
Winner Best Cinematography, Golden Aphrodite, Cyprus International Film Festival, 2015 Greece.
Winner Best Editing, Golden Aphrodite, Cyprus International Film Festival, 2015 Greece.
Nomination New Filmmakers Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil.
Nomination Grand Prix T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland.
Nomination Breaking the Waves Award. Budapest Titanic Filmfestival (Hungary)
Official Selection Sarajevo International Film Festival, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Official Selection Moscow International Film Festival, Russia.
Montreal PHI Centre, Montreal, Canada.
Official Selection New York independent film festival, 2014 USA.
Official Selection Pune international film festival,2014 India.
Fresh film festival, international young talent film festival, Prague, Czech Republic.
Official Selection Manaki Brothers Cinematographers Film Festival 2015.
Competition Cyprus International Film Festival, 2015 Greece.
Official Selection (avant Premiere) 37th Festival International Du Films Des Femmes 2015 France.
And many others…
George Sluizer, filmdirector:
“Masterful film, very stylish, great cinematography and very fascinating.”
“Great film, this is uncompromising cinema, take it or leave it. I’m taking it”
– Jim Delvaux, director Berlin Independent Film Festival
Danny Lennon, Curator Film PHI Centre Montreal:
“Outstanding film debut. Attention talent! One of the best films I saw at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.”
Jim Stark, American Independent Producer (a.o. Jim Jarmusch):
“With gorgeous visual imagery and an elliptical but very poetic story, her debut film Silent Ones has earned Ricky Rijneke a place among Europe's best young up and coming directors.”
“An intriguing set-up and a stylish look, visually ravishing”
- The Hollywood Reporter
★★★★ - de Volkskrant ★★★★ - Trouw ★★★★ - Het Parool ★★★★ - VPRO gids
★★★★ - de Filmkrant ★★★★ - Cinema.nl ★★★★ - Cinemagazine ★★★★ - Weekly
IFFR catalogue, World première Silent Ones:
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, Leviathan 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.
Director, Screenplay: Ricky Rijneke
Production company: Rotterdam Films and Werkstad Producties
Producers : Ricky Rijneke, Mildred van Leeuwaarden & Dirk Rijneke
Original music composed by Andrey Dergachev
Director of Photography: Gergely Poharnok and Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd
Sound: Tamas Zanyi
Sales agent: WIDE Management / Eye on Film (EoF) Label