Sea of Silence
Filmfest 2004

At the same time as America's first moon landing, a Catholic farmer's family in a small Dutch village tries to handle changes and setbacks in daily life. The key role is the relationship between inquisitive nine-year-old Caro and her tragic and clownish father. “The film captures a bygone age and a society on the cusp of great change. For Caro’s father, a conservative Catholic peasant, such technological achievements of the modern world are unacceptable. He turns to drink, seeking to forget what he persists in seeing as a deviation of humanity, and makes his family’s life a misery.” Alissa Simon, Palm Springs International Film Festival

tags: Feature film

Cast: Huub Stapel, Johanna ter Steege, Neeltje de Vree, Nyk Runia


Director: Stijn Coninx