Sea of Silence
9-year-old Caro learns the rituals for her upcoming communion and attends school where her teacher talks about the upcoming Apollo 11 moonshot. The roaring sixties and technical development have big influences on a small rural Dutch community and especially on a young girl and her alcoholic father.
Stijn Coninx (Daens) made an intimate coming-of-age film in the décor of a changing society where religious rules are under pressure. Biggest surprise is the young charming performance of Neeltje de Vree, who plays the sceptical end extremely religious Caro.
Year of release
Verder dan de Maan
Huub Stapel, Johanna ter Steege, Neeltje de Vree, Anneke Blok, Kees Hulst
Director(s) of Photography
Walther Vanden Ende
NL: KRO. Belgium: Sophimages, R.T.B.F., VRT. Germany: Lichtblick Film, ZDF/ARTE. Denmark: Zentropa.