It’s All So Quiet

It’s All So Quiet  {Boven is het stil}
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It’s All So Quiet
Boven is het stil
Netherlands, 2013, 93 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany
Topics: Drama, Gay/Lesbian, Woman Director
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Dutch English Sub-Titles

Awards: Torino: Best Feature Film

Helmer, an unmarried farmer in his fifties, lives with his aged, bedridden father in the Dutch countryside. His working days are marked by the visits of milk collector Johan, a man of his own age for whom Helmer holds a secret fascination. One day Helmer decides to renovate the house, buying himself a new double bed and moving his father upstairs. His life gains even more momentum when adolescent farmhand Henk comes to help him out.

Based on Gerbrand Bakker's beloved bestseller, this subtle portrait of rural loneliness delivers a spare but hopeful story of self-denial and personal growth as Helmer tries to cast off the shackles of closeted emotional repression he's worn all his life.

“A poignant reflection on solitude, homosexual repression and aging. . . Middle-aged gay men in particular will respond to its mournful sensuality.”
- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Winner: Best Film, Torino LGBT Festival; Best Director, Basel Film Festival; Grand Jury Award, L.A. OutFest

DIRECTOR: Nanouk Leopold
Producer: Stienette Bosklopper, Els Vandevorst, Herbert Schwering
Editor: Katharina Wartena
Screenwriter: Nanouk Leopold
Cinematographer: Frank van den Eeden, SBC
Music: Paul M. Van Brugge
Principal Cast: Martijn Lakemeier, Jeroen Willems, Henri Garcin, Wim Opbrouck
Filmography: Brownian Movement (2010)
Wolfsbergen (2007)
Guernsey (2005)
Print Source: Big World Pictures

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