After her brother's disappearance, a young woman leaves aboard a cargo ship to keep her promise of finding a better life.
Csilla, a Hungarian woman wakes up inside a crashed car, not knowing where her brother is. Upset, she boards a cargo ship heading to Western Europe, fleeing her country and her past. At sea Gábor, a self-proclaimed businessman, turns out to be a brute. When her last souvenir of her brother is stolen she loses grip on her life completely. Her journey turns into a surreal trip on the fragile edge of life and death.
95’ / 35mm, DCP / colour
Original title: A CSENDESEK
Prod: Rotterdam Films
Dir: Ricky Rijneke
Sc: Ricky Rijneke
D.O.P.: Gergely Pohárnok, Jean Paul de Zaeytijd
Completed: January 2013
Cast: Orsi Tóth (DELTA, WOMEN WITHOUT MEN), Roland Rába (OPIUM, LAST SUPPER AT THE ARABIAN), Fatih Dervisoglu.
Festivals and awards a.o:
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013 - Tiger Awards Competition
European Filmfestival Lecce 2013 - Award for Best Cinematography and Award for Best Supporting Actor
Titanic International Film Festival Budapest 2013 - Main program/Competition
Moscow International Film Festival 2013- Official Selection/Main pogram
New Horizons International Film Festival Wroclaw 2013 - Main program/Competition
Sarajevo Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection/Program Operation Kino
Kaunas International Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection/Main Program
International Film Festival La Femme Los Angeles 2013 - Competition
Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2013 - New Directors Competition
SCENECS International Debut Film Festival 2013 - Dutch Golden Stone Award Best Debut Film
Berlin Independent Film Festival 2014 - Winner Best Low-Budget Feature
Los Angeles Women's Indie Film Festival 2014 - Winner Best Cinematography, Honorable Mention Narrative Feature
Skopje Film Festival 2014 - Official Selection
Festival Internacional de Cinema Feminino Rio de Janeiro 2014 - Official Selection International Competition
Toronto Independent Film Festival 2014 - Best Female Director
New York No Limits Festival 2014 - Best Film
New York Independent Film Festival 2014
International Women's Film Festival Créteil 2015
Cyprus International Film Festival - Awards for Best Editing and Best Photography
First feature film.
WING, THE FISH THAT TALKED BACK (2007, short) Awards: a.o. Best Debut International Debut Film Festival Scenecs, Jury Award and Audience Award Festival de Courts Métrages de la Côte Bleue, Best International Short Jacksonville Int. FF.