'It's All So Quiet' at EYE Film InstituteFilm / Amsterdam
14 May 2014, 7.15pm
The EYE Film Institute will be presenting It's All So Quiet (Boven is het stil), the award-winning adaptation of Gerbrand Bakker's novel by Dutch director Nanouk Leopold, which tells the story of a lonesome farmer's son who must return to care for his dying father, but leads to an unexpected chance at love.
About It's All So Quiet
It's All So Quiet takes place in the Dutch countryside and focuses on Helmert van Wonderen, a single farmer in his fifties who lives with and cares for his elderly father after the death of his brother.
Helmert's days are portrayed as solitary and lonesome, punctuated only by visits from a milk delivery man, Johan, to whom Helmert is secretly attracted.
The Calvinistic life of Helmert is then suddenly interrupted when a young farmhand Henk is hired to help out. Helmert becomes fascinated by the young man, encouraging Helmert to further ponder wider truths and repression in his own life.
It's All So Quiet is Nanouk Leopold's fifth film and has been screened at the Berlin International Film Festival, Bildrausch Filmfestival 2013 (Basel - Best Director Award), Torino GLBT Festival 2013 (Premio Ottavio Mai for Best Feature) and the Chicago International Film Festival.
About EYE International
EYE International is an initiative by the EYE Film Institute formed to promote both cultural and commercial interests in the Dutch film industry.
Along with assisting Dutch film makers in marketing their films to festivals and international screenings, they also want to create a bridge between Dutch cinema and internationals living in the Netherlands.
One of the ways they accomplish this goal is through monthly screenings of classic or critically acclaimed Dutch films with English subtitles.
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