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Director Ricky Rijneke

Ricky Rijneke graduated as Master of Arts in European Media with honors. She is a film director who also works as scriptwriter and editor. She also trained her skills at the Berlinale Talents programme of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Her new project ‘The Hunter’s Son’ was selected for TorinoFilmLab, Script&Pitch.
At the same time she was invited to participate in the Toronto Talent Lab (TIFF), mentored by director Wim Wenders, Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska and Jim Stark.
The Sam Spiegel International Film Lab 2017 in Jerusalem has invited her with her second feature in development ‘The Hunter’s Son’ to finalize the script.

Her first short ‘Wing, the fish that talked back’ premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Leopards for young talent. This award winning film gained international acclaim at more then 50 international film festivals, such as Ghent (competition Prix UIP), San Francisco (Golden Gate Award competition), Hamburg, Denver, Bilbao and Toronto.

Ricky’s first feature film ‘Silent Ones’ won 11 awards out of 15 nominations and premiered in competition at the 42th International Film Festival Rotterdam nominated for the Tiger Award. The film was selected for many major and independent film festivals, such as Sarajevo, Moscow, Mostra de São Paulo, T-Mobile New Horizons, Films de Femmes de Créteil, Toronto, Berlin, New York and many others.

Silent Ones was released in December 2014 in Dutch film theatres for eight weeks. It received great critical acclaim. A film critic of 'De Volkskrant', leading Dutch daily newspaper ranked Silent Ones as Best Film.

Silent Ones is released on VoD and DVD in 2016 by Filmfreak.

For SILENT ONES Ricky cooperated with European talent such as Berlinale’s shooting star Orsi Tóth, cinematographers Gergely Pohárnok, who lensed György Pálfi’s ‘Hukkle’, ‘Taxidermia’ and Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd, the regular DOP of all Bouli Lanners films. Andrey Dergatchev (composer of The Return, The Banishment and Leviathan by Andrey Zvjagintsev) designed the soundscape and composed the music. Actress and singer-songwriter Vanessa Paradis contributed with her famous song ‘Joe Le Taxi’.

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