EN - A Belgian couple attempts to process the disappearance of their adopted son, who went missing after travelling in the wilderness. Through personal diaries of the absent boy, the film unravels the reasons behind his departure, bringing to life a complex thinker with strong ideals. While the police make a final attempt to solve the case, the boy’s parents try to anticipate every possible outcome. But are they both ready to let go?

NL - Tim Cabie verdween tijdens een impulsieve reis naar de Hongaarse wildernis in 2001. Sindsdien ontbreekt elk spoor. Zijn adoptieouders Aimé en Yvonne leven na zeventien jaar nog steeds in onzekerheid over zijn lot: was er sprake van moord, zelfmoord, of leeft hij misschien nog? Door middel van de persoonlijke dagboeken van de uit Korea geadopteerde Tim worden zijn denkwereld en vertrekredenen ontrafeld. De politie onderzoekt zijn verdwijning een laatste keer, maar zijn Aimé en Yvonne wel klaar om vrede te nemen met de afsluiting, of het uitblijven daarvan?

Info

Title Silent Wilderness
Original title Stille wildernis
Original language Dutch, English, Hungarian
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs
Genre human interest
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-11-16

Credits

Cast Tim Robbert Vervloet (narrator)
Photography Erwin Van Der Stappen
Editing Kwinten Gernay
Sound Karel Verstreken
Music Elders
Animation Joost Janssen
Sound editing & mixing Gedeon Depauw
Foley Céline Bernard
Grading Veerle Zeelmaekers

Technical specs

Running time film 59'
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)

Festivals

2017: Docville (BE)

2016: IDFA/International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (NL)

Silent Wilderness premiers at IDFA

Matthijs Vleugels’s documentary feature Silent Wilderness is to have its world premiere at Amsterdam’s International Documentary Film Festival, which runs until November 27. Also at IDFA, Ben Asamoah’s new project Sakawa has been selected for Forum, the festival’s co-production platform.

Silent WildernessScreening as part of the Panorama section, Silent Wilderness explores the emotional pain of a couple whose adopted Korean son went missing in the woods of Hungary 13 years ago. Producer of the film is Peter Krüger of Inti Films, who is also attending IDFA’s Forum to present Sakawa.

Published on Thursday 17 November 2016

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Short info

Director Mathijs Vleugels
Producers Peter Krüger
Writers Mathijs Vleugels
Contact

Inti Films
Peter Krüger
Circusstraat 9
1000 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 485 11 78 18
peter@intifilms.com
www.intifilms.com

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