Archive of films Certain Kind of Silence / Tiché doteky
Mia goes to live with a family as their au pair. As soon as she arrives, however, she discovers that they have strict household rules: breaking any of them will lead to her immediate dismissal. The young woman has to decide whether to preserve her integrity or conform to a lifestyle that is utterly alien to her.
Mia is hired as an au pair. She knows she’ll be looking after a 10-year-old boy, but that is all. Yet her very first meeting with the family suggests that she is expected to do rather more than this. She has to pay the price for a life of high financial and intellectual reward by following a set of strict rules whose infringement would result in instantaneous dismissal and a ticket back home. However, it would also mean abandoning a child she is trying to reach out to, and losing her self-respect. Michal Hogenauer’s feature film debut examines the strength of an individual’s resilience to manipulation and the extent to which people are willing to make sacrifices in order to preserve their self-esteem.
About the director
Michal Hogenauer (b. 1984, Prague). Filmography: Children Watching Night Trains (2008, short), Tambylles (2012, medium-length), A Certain Kind of Silence (2019)
About the film
|East of the West - Competition
|Michal Hogenauer, Jakub Felcman
|Dir. of Photography:
|Circe Films, Tasse Film, i/o post
|Eliška Křenková, Jacob Jutte, Monic Hendrickx, Roeland Fernhout
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Film Crew, Sound Designer
Film Crew, Production