Silent City Feature film, 2012, 90 min.

A sojourn in Japan as part of a work placement at the Rietveld Academy inspired Threes Anna to write a story about a young Dutch woman who threatens to drown in the metropolis of Tokyo. Published in 2006 as the novel De stille stad, and now adapted for the screen by Anna herself. Rosa quit her job at a seafood restaurant to apprentice herself to a Japanese fish master. But finding her niche in Japan turns out to be hard. The communication is awkward, misunderstandings are rife and Rosa spends her days in een grimy scullery where pupils learn how to clean fish. Although a secondary job in Tokyo?s nightlife shows her another side of Japan, incomprehension and loneliness get the better of her. Images of the chaotic city and visions of fish merge, while Rosa desperately tries to make contact.

selections & won prizes

EG - Cairo International Film festival
ES - San Sebastian International Film Festival selection

nominations

NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

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  1. Hanneke Niens
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  2. Hans de Wolf
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  1.  Klink Audio Postproduction
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    Paul Gies
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    Marc Lizier
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  2. Paul Gies
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    Paul Gies
    34 awards  US - Oscar nomination  DE -  Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear Award  EU - European Film Award  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

    Marc Lizier
    34 awards  NL - Amsterdam International Docu Film Festival  IDFA selection  US - Oscar nomination  DE -  Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear Award  EU - European Film Award

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  2. Marc Lizier
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    Paul Gies
    34 awards  US - Oscar nomination  DE -  Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear Award  EU - European Film Award  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

    Marc Lizier
    34 awards  NL - Amsterdam International Docu Film Festival  IDFA selection  US - Oscar nomination  DE -  Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear Award  EU - European Film Award

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    Hanneke Niens
    53 awards  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

    Hans de Wolf
    42 awards  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  DE -  Berlin International Film Festival Crystal Bear Award

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    Remco Mastwijk
    2 awards  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

    Erik Demeris

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