A young European woman braves the harsh loneliness of Tokyo in order to master the Japanese art of filleting fish.
Rosa, young and western, wins a place on a course in a Tokyo fish restaurant run by a world-famous master chef. She is eager to learn his secrets. However, she is placed in the fish cleaning room. Silently, for weeks on end, she fillets the fish, and the more she fails to comprehend the language or penetrate the mind of her teacher, the more she can only but try and imitate him. Very soon, the situation starts to get under her skin.
100’ / 35mm / colour
Genre: psychological drama
Original title: SILENT CITY
Dir: Threes Anna
Co-prod: Samsa Film (LU), Skyline Entertainment (BE)
Sc: Threes Anna
D.O.P.: David Williamson
Completed: September 2012
Cast: Laurence Roothooft.
Festivals and awards a.o:
San Sebastian International Film Festival
Göteborg International Film Festival
Pantalla Pinamar Film Festival
Rome Independent Film Festival
Cairo International Women's Film Festival - Audience Award
Second feature film.
THE BIRD CAN’T FLY (2007, feature) Awards: Special Jury Prize Sofia Int. FF, Special Jury Prize Roma New Cinema.
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