Rotterdam Films

  1. Debut Feature Film by Ricky Rijneke. Starring: Orsolya Tóth, Roland Rába.
    Lenght: 97 min / 35mm / Hungary-Netherlands.

    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:
    Nomination Tiger Award (IFFR) 42th International Film Festival Rotterdam (World première)
    Nomination Grand Prix T-Mobile New Horizons IFF Poland
    Winner Best Feature Film, Dutch Golden Stone Netherlands.
    Winner Best Feature Film, New York No Limmits.IFF USA
    Winner Best Feature Film, Berlin Ind' FF. Germany
    Winner Best Female Director Toronto Ind' FF Canada
    Winner Best Cinematography, 14th European IFF Italy
    Winner Best Supporting Actor, 14th European IFF Italy
    Winner Best Cinematography, Los Angeles Women’s Ind' FF USA
    Winner Honorable Mention, Feature, Los Angeles Women’s Ind' FF USA
    Winner Best Cinematography, Golden Aphrodite, Cyprus IFF
    Winner Best Editing, Golden Aphrodite, Cyprus IFF
    Winner Best Film Project Rotterdam City Award, Netherlands.
    Nomination Breaking the Waves Award. Budapest Titanic Filmfestival (Hungary)
    Nomination New Directors competition 37th Sao Paulo IFF Brasil

    OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:
    Official Selection Tiger competition 42th International Film Festival Rotterdam.(World première)
    Official Selection competition T-Mobile New Horizons IFF Poland
    Official Selection competition14th European IFF Italy
    Official Selection new directors competition 37th Sao Paulo IFF Brasil
    Official Selection 37th Festival International De Films De Femmes France.
    Official Selection competition New York No Limits. IFF USA
    Official Selection 19th Sarajevo I.F.F. Bosnië/Herzegovina
    Official Selection competition Budapest IFF Hungary
    Official Selection 35th Moscow IFF Russia
    and many others…

    Press:

    ‘The chemistry between the two is amazing. It is somewhat reminiscent of Bruno Dumont’s Hors Satan, only much softer and warmer.
    A powerful, very self-assured debut, Silent Ones confirms that the director is one to watch.’
    – International Cinephile Society (ICS)

    ‘Impressive first feature, ingenious non-linear structure. Echoes of great European directors like Tarkovski or Béla Tarr.’
    – Slow Criticism Festivalists

    “An intriguing set-up and a stylish look, visually ravishing”
    - The Hollywood Reporter

    “Masterful film, very stylish, great cinematography and very fascinating.”
    George Sluizer, filmdirector

    “Outstanding film debut. Attention talent! One of the best films I saw at the IFF Rotterdam.”
    Danny Lennon, Curator Film PHI Centre Montreal

    “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.”
    Jim Stark, American Independent Producer (a.o. Jim Jarmusch)

    ★★★★ - de Volkskrant ★★★★ - Trouw ★★★★ - Het Parool ★★★★ - VPRO gids
    ★★★★ - de Filmkrant ★★★★ - Cinema.nl ★★★★ - Cinemagazine ★★★★ - Weekly

    Catalogue 42th International Film Festival Rotterdam / World première Official Selection competition .
    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, Werkstad Productions
    Producers :Mildred van Leeuwaarden & Dirk Rijneke
    Original music composed by Andrey Dergachev
    Director of Photography: Gergely Poharnok, Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd
    Sound: Tamas Zanyi
    Sales agent: WIDE Management / Eye on Film (EoF) Label / Parlux / Filmfreak

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  2. Debut Feature Film by Ricky Rijneke. Starring: Orsolya Tóth, Roland Rába.
    Lenght: 97 min / 35mm / Hungary-Netherlands.

    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:
    Nomination Tiger Award (IFFR) 42th International Film Festival Rotterdam (World première)
    Nomination Grand Prix T-Mobile New Horizons IFF Poland
    Winner Best Feature Film, New York No Limmits.IFF USA
    Winner Best Feature Film, Berlin Ind' FF. Germany
    Winner Best Feature Film, Dutch Golden Stone Netherlands.
    Winner Best Female Director Toronto Ind' FF Canada
    Winner Best Cinematography, 14th European IFF Italy
    Winner Best Supporting Actor, 14th European IFF Italy
    Winner Best Cinematography, Los Angeles Women’s Ind' FF USA
    Winner Honorable Mention, Feature, Los Angeles Women’s Ind' FF USA
    Winner Best Cinematography, Golden Aphrodite, Cyprus IFF
    Winner Best Editing, Golden Aphrodite, Cyprus IFF
    Winner Best Film Project Rotterdam City Award, Netherlands.
    Nomination Breaking the Waves Award. Budapest Titanic Filmfestival (Hungary)
    Nomination New Directors competition 37th Sao Paulo IFF Brasil

    OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:
    Official Selection Tiger competition 42th International Film Festival Rotterdam.(World première)
    Official Selection competition T-Mobile New Horizons IFF Poland
    Official Selection competition14th European IFF Italy
    Official Selection new directors competition 37th Sao Paulo IFF Brasil
    Official Selection 37th Festival International De Films De Femmes France.
    Official Selection competition New York No Limits. IFF USA
    Official Selection 19th Sarajevo I.F.F. Bosnië/Herzegovina
    Official Selection competition Budapest IFF Hungary
    Official Selection 35th Moscow IFF Russia
    and many others…

    Press:

    ‘The chemistry between the two is amazing. It is somewhat reminiscent of Bruno Dumont’s Hors Satan, only much softer and warmer.
    A powerful, very self-assured debut, Silent Ones confirms that the director is one to watch.’
    – International Cinephile Society (ICS)

    ‘Impressive first feature, ingenious non-linear structure. Echoes of great European directors like Tarkovski or Béla Tarr.’
    – Slow Criticism Festivalists

    “An intriguing set-up and a stylish look, visually ravishing”
    - The Hollywood Reporter

    “Masterful film, very stylish, great cinematography and very fascinating.”
    George Sluizer, filmdirector

    “Outstanding film debut. Attention talent! One of the best films I saw at the IFF Rotterdam.”
    Danny Lennon, Curator Film PHI Centre Montreal

    “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.”
    Jim Stark, American Independent Producer (a.o. Jim Jarmusch)

    ★★★★ - de Volkskrant ★★★★ - Trouw ★★★★ - Het Parool ★★★★ - VPRO gids
    ★★★★ - de Filmkrant ★★★★ - Cinema.nl ★★★★ - Cinemagazine ★★★★ - Weekly

    Catalogue 42th International Film Festival Rotterdam / World première Official Selection competition .
    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, Werkstad Productions
    Producers :Mildred van Leeuwaarden & Dirk Rijneke
    Original music composed by Andrey Dergachev
    Director of Photography: Gergely Poharnok, Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd
    Sound: Tamas Zanyi
    Sales agent: WIDE Management / Eye on Film (EoF) Label / Parlux / Filmfreak

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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.

    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

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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. Co-production (Agnes Johansen & Baltasar Kormakur) 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’ premiered at the 60th Locarno International Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Leopard for Best Film. This award winning film gained international acclaim at more then fifty international film festivals.

    “Dutch film-maker Ricky Rijneke has a commanding sense of cinematography. Definitively a film-maker to watch.”
    (San Francisco FF Steady Diet of Film 21/7/08)

    Awards and Nominations:
    Nomination Golden Leopard, 60th Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland)
    Winner Dutch Golden Stone Best Film, Netherlands Debut Film Festival
    Winner Prix du Jury, Festival de Courts Métrages de la Côte Bleue (France)
    Winner Prix du Public, Festival de Courts Métrages de la Côte Bleue (France)
    Winner Best International Short, Jacksonville International Film Festival (USA)
    Winner Special Mention, International Amsterdam Film Festival (Netherlands)
    Nomination Lucas Competition, 31th Lucas Film Festival (Germany)
    Nomination Prix UIP: Platform for Young Talent, 34th Flanders International Film Festival, Ghent (Belgium)
    Nomination Golden Gate Award Best Short, 51th San Francisco International Film Festival (USA)
    Nomination Best European Short 25th Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival

    Festivals (selection)
    60th Locarno International Film Festival Official Selection / Competition (Switzerland) World première
    34th Flanders International Film Festival, Official Selection / Competition Ghent (Belgium)
    13th Cinéma Tout Ecran, Genève Official Selection /Main program (Switzerland)
    10th short night of Lausanne / Bad Girls Do It Better Official Selection /Main program (Switzerland)
    37th International Film Festival Rotterdam Official Selection /Main program (Netherlands)
    58th Berlinale Talent Campus (Germany)
    51th San Francisco International Film Festival Official Selection / Competition Golden Gate Award (USA)
    1st Flyway International Film Festival, Wisconsin Main program (USA)
    6th Jacksonville International Film Festival Competition (USA)
    11th Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival Main program (USA)
    31st Starz Denver Film festival Official Selection /Main program (USA)
    8th ReelWorld Film Festival, Official Selection / Competition Toronto (Canada)
    8th International Diaspora Film Festival, Main program (Canada)
    16th Filmfest Hamburg Official Selection /Main program (Germany)
    European Short Film Championship Cologne Main program (Germany)
    31th Lucas Film Festival, ‘Lucas Competition’ Official Selection / Competition (Germany)
    9th Festival International Du Film d’Aubagne Official Selection /Main program (France)
    Festival de Courts Métrages de la Côte Bleue Official Selection / Competition (France)
    Tous Courts Festival Main program (France)
    6th Festival Signes de Nuit Paris Official Selection /Main program (France)
    5th Cannes Short Film Corner (France)
    Best of Dutch Shorts, Institut Néerlandais, Paris (France)
    49th Bilbao International Film Festival Zinebi Official Selection /Main program (Spain)
    12th Portobello Film festival, Main program London (UK)
    5th Femina, International Women’s Film Festival, Main program Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    12th International Film Festival of Kerala Main program (India)
    3rd Batumi International Art-Film Film Festival Main program (Georgië)
    29th International Cinematographers Film Festival Official Selection /Main program (Macedonia)
    38th Molodist International Film Festival, Main program Kiev (Ukraine)
    Mediawave, International Visual Art Foundation Main program (Hungary)
    Center of Contemporary Art, Warsaw (Poland)
    24th Festroia International Film Festival, Official Selection Setubal (Portugal)
    12th Festival of European Films on Wheels Main program (Turkey)
    Kinofest International Digital Film Festival Main program (Bucharest, Romania)
    27th Fajr International Film Festival Official Selection / Main program (Teheran, Iran)
    The End of the Pier International Film Festival 2009 Competition (UK)
    11th Mecal International Short Film Festival Main program (Spain)
    International Amsterdam Film Festival Competition (Netherlands)
    25th Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival (AFFF) Official Selection / Competition (Netherlands)
    Next International Film Festival Best of Locarno 2009 (Bucharest, Romania)
    Competition Dutch Golden Stone Award (Netherlands)
    Festival de Cine Europeo de Sevilla, (Spain)
    Guanajuato International Film Festival Official Selection / Main program (Mexico)
    Guangzhou International Film Festival Official Selection / Main program (China)

    Releases:
    Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Croatia, France.
    Distributer: De Filmfreak and Eye Filmmuseum.
    World Sales: Elypse Short Film Distribution (Spain)
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