Rotterdam Films

Rijneke & van Leeuwaarden

Silent Ones

Ricky Rijneke

Silent Ones won eleven award out of fifteen nominations, among others Best Film New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Toronto (Best Female Director).

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

– International Cinephile Society:
‘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.’

– The Hollywood Reporter:
‘Arty thriller Silent Ones has a intriguing set-up and a stylish look, visually ravishing.’

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

 

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Silent Ones, directed by Ricky Rijneke, is a film about a young Hungarian woman (Orsi Tóth) who wakes up inside a crashed car in the middle of nowhere, not knowing where her brother Isti is. He has vanished without a trace. Upset and alone without saying a word, Csilla leaves aboard a cargo ship heading to Western Europe to keep a promise she made to him. When Gábor (Roland Rába), a self-proclaimed business man assaults her and takes her last souvenir of Isti, Csilla loses grip on her life completely. The journey turns into a surreal trip on the fragile edge of life and death.

Silent Ones premiered in Competition of the 42th International Film Festival Rotterdam nominated for the Tiger Award.
The film was selected for competition for many major and independent international film festivals such as T Mobile New Horizons (Competition), Mostra São Paulo (New Directors Competition), Sarajevo Film Festival (Official Selection, Moscow Film Festival (Official Selection), Films de Femmes de Créteil, Los Angeles women’s Independent FF, Los Angeles IFF La Femme, New York No Limmits FF, Berlin BIFF, Toronto IFF and many others.

Silent Ones won eleven award out of fifteen nominations, among others Best Film New York, Berlin, Los Angeles and Toronto (Best Female Director).

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, Tamas Zanyi for the sound.
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.
(IFFR catalogue)

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

Official Selection Tiger Competition 42th International Film Festival Rotterdam.(World première)
Official Selection Competition T-Mobile New Horizons I.F.F. Poland
Official Selection Competition 14th European I.F.F. Italy
Official Selection Competition Budapest Titanic I.F.F Hungary
Official Selection New Directors Competition 37th Sao Paulo I.F.F. Brasil
Official Selection 37th Festival International Du Films Des Femmes France.
Official Selection 19th Sarajevo I.F.F. Bosnië/Herzegovina
Official Selection Competition New York No Limits. I.F.F. USA
Official Selection 35th Moscow I.F.F. Russia
and many others see festival list.

AWARDS, NOMINATIONS:

Winner Best Feature Film, New York No Limmits.I.F.F. USA
Winner Best Feature Film, Berlin B.I.F.F. Germany
Winner Best Feature Film, Dutch Golden Stone Netherlands.
Winner Best Female Director Toronto Ind’ F.F. Canada
Winner Best Cinematography, 14th European I.F.F. Italy
Winner Best Supporting Actor, 14th European I.F.F. Italy
Winner Best Cinematography, Los Angeles Women’s Ind’ F.F. USA
Winner Honorable Mention, Narrative Feature, Los Angeles Women’s Ind’ F.F. USA
Winner Best Cinematography, Golden Aphrodite, Cyprus I.F.F.
Winner Best Editing, Golden Aphrodite, Cyprus I.F.F.
Winner Best Film Project Rotterdam City Award, Netherlands.
Nomination Grand Prix Award T-Mobile New Horizons I.F.F.
Nomination New Directors Award Sao Paulo I.F.F.
Nomination Breaking the Waves Award. Budapest I.F.F.
Nomination Tiger Award (IFFR) International Film Festival Rotterdam.
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

Country: Netherlands, Hungary
97 minutes 2013
language: Hungarian
Subtitled: Englisch, Dutch, French
Shot on: 35 mm, ratio: 1:2.35
Sales agent: WIDE Management / Eye on Film (EoF) Label / Filmfreak The Netherlands

http://www.silentonesfilm.com/

PRESS:

– International Cinephile Society:
‘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.’

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

– De Volkskrant
“A wonderful discovery Silent Ones, the confident disrupting debut, Best Dutch Film”

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

– The Hollywood Reporter:
‘Arty thriller Silent Ones has a intriguing set-up and a stylish look, visually ravishing.’

– Jim Delvaux, BIFF Berlin
“Great film, this is uncompromising cinema, take it or leave it. I’m taking it”

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

FESTIVALS:

42th International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Tiger Award Competition. World Premiere
European Film Festival Lecce (Italy)
Official Selection / Competition
Budapest, Titanic International Film Festival (Hungary)
Competition / Main program
35th Moscow International Film Festival (Russia)
Official Selection / Main Program
T- Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (Poland)
New Horizons International Competition / Main program
19th Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Official Selection / Program Operation Kino
4th Avantura Festival Filmforum Zadar (Croatia)
Competition Best European Co-production
Prague, Fresh Film Fest,
International Young Talents Festival Prague (Czech Republic)
Official Selection / Fresh Generation
Mumbai, Jagran International Film Festival (Mumbai, India)
Official Selection / Main program
Kaunas International Film Festival (Lithuania)
Official Selection / Main program
Montreal PHI Centre, Montréal (Canada)
Special Screening
Los Angeles International Film Festival La Femme, (USA)
Official Selection / Competition
37th Sao Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil)
Official Selection / New Directors Competition
Netherlands International Debut Film Festival Scenecs
Dutch Golden Stone Awards / Competition
13th Pune International Film Festival (India)
Official Selection /Main program
Berlin Independent Film Festival, 2014
Official Selection / Competition
Skopje International Film Festival 2014, (Macedonia)
Official Selection / Main program
Netherlands Film Festival 2014 (Netherlands)
Selection International Co-production
Los Angeles Women’s Indie Film Festival, (USA)
Official Selection / Competition
Rio de Janeiro Festival Internacional de Cinema Feminino (Brazil)
Official Selection
Les Rencontres des Cinémas d’Europe 2014 (France)
Main Program
New York No Limits Film Series 2014 (USA)
Official Selection / Competition
Toronto Independent Film Festival 2014 (Canada)
Official Selection / Competition
New York Independent Film Festival 2014 (USA)
Official Selection / Competition
37thFestival International De Films De Femmes Créteil 2015 (France)
Official Selection /Main program
Manaki Brothers Cinematographers festival 2015 (Macedonia)
Official Selection
Somerset International Film Festival 2015 (UK)
Official Selection
Cyprus International Film Festival 2015 (Greece)
Official Selection / Competition


about the director

Ricky Rijneke graduated as Master of Arts in European Media with honours. She is a film director who also works as scriptwriter, editor, photographer and graphic designer. Silent Ones is her first feature.

http://www.rickyrijneke.com/

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Review Silent Ones “A powerful, very self-assured debut”

International Cinephile Society

Variety: Dutch pics grab the spotlight

Variety

Screen International: Wide secures Silent Ones rights

Screen International

Filmkrant Filmrecensie. Silent Ones, directed by Ricky Rijneke.

Filmkrant

Cineuropa: Interview with Ricky Rijneke about Silent Ones

Cineuropa

Silent Ones in SEE NL

SEE NL

Silent Ones selected for Eye On Films label

Eye On Films

Screen: New Horizons adds Silent Ones to competition line-up

Screen

Filmkrant: Ricky Rijneke over Silent Ones

Filmkrant