Archive of films Certain Kind of Silence / Tiché doteky

Czech Republic / Netherlands / Latvia
2019, 96 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2019

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.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Michal Hogenauer

Michal Hogenauer (b. 1984, Prague). Filmography: Children Watching Night Trains (2008, short), Tambylles (2012, medium-length), A Certain Kind of Silence (2019)


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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
Director: Michal Hogenauer
Screenplay: Michal Hogenauer, Jakub Felcman
Dir. of Photography: Gregg Telussa
Music: Filip Míšek
Editor: Michal Reich
Art Director: Laura Dišlere
Producer: Petr Oukropec
Production: Negativ, s.r.o.
Coproduction: Circe Films, Tasse Film, i/o post
Cast: Eliška Křenková, Jacob Jutte, Monic Hendrickx, Roeland Fernhout
Sales: Negativ


Petr Oukropec

Film Director, Producer

Eliška Křenková


Jacob Jutte


Michal Hogenauer

Film Director

Richard Müller

Film Crew, Sound Designer

Pavel Vácha

Film Crew, Production


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