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Silence of the Tides

Director: Pieter-Rim de Kroon
In and out. In... and out. The breathing of the Wadden Sea is hypnotising. And the backdrop is overwhelming: sky, water, clouds, wind, fog. And that light!
Silence of the Tides is a film that inhales and exhales with the tide of the international world heritage, one of the largest unbroken wetlands in the world: the Wadden Sea. Meanwhile, the fragile relationship between man and nature is explored. It provides a hypnotic perspective of the seasonal cycles and contrasts. Life and death, storm and silence, the mass and the individual. A lyrical contemplation without voice-overs or interviews, against an overwhelming backdrop of sky, water, clouds, wind, fog and continually changing light.


Executive producer
Sound Design
Set geluid
Sound editing
Title: Silence of the Tides
Year: 2020
Duration : 1 hour, 42 minutes
Category: Feature documentary
Edition: NFF 2021

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Lange Documentaire (2021)
Pieter-Rim de Kroon
Beste Sound Design (2021)
Danny van Spreuwel
Beste Sound Design (2021)
Victor Dekker

Other awards

Kristallen Film (10.000 bezoekers documentaire) (2022)

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