Ricky Rijneke’s Silent Ones has been named as a late addition to the main Competition line-up at Poland’s T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival.
Silent Ones premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival in January where it was nominated for the Tiger Award.
The Netherlands-Hungary co-production recently screened at the Moscow International Film festival and won four awards – including best cinematography – at the European Film Festival in Lecce, Italy, in April.
The film centres on a young Hungarian woman who wakes up after a car crash to find that her younger brother has disappeared. As she promised him, she boards a cargo ship to find a new life but a chance encounter with a shady character soon complicates matters.
The New Horizons International Competition consists of 12 Polish premieres including Rotterdam competition title Noche by Leonardo Brzezicki, Locarno FIPRESCI award winner Leviathan by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, as well as this year’s Cannes’ Un Certain Regard title Stranger by the Lake by Alain Guiraudie.
New Horizons runs from July 18-28.