A slightly naive young Dutch woman arrives in Tokyo to master the ultimate art of fish preparation from renowned master chef Kon. Following ones dreams, however, is not so easy. In a culture quite unlike her own, Rosa struggles to find her place and expectantly waits to receive the rare words of praise she so passionately longs for. Threes Annas Silent City is dreamlike, sensual and optimistic, a real pleasure to watch. For those of you brave enough to have left everything you knew behind, looking for something deeper and completely different, Silent City will happily refresh your memory.
Threes Anna is best known for her work for the renowned theatre company Dogtroep for which she wrote and directed more than fifty performances. In 2007, Threes made her first feature film, The Bird Cant Fly, for which she won the Best Dutch Debut and the Special Jury Award at Sofia International Film Festival. For Silent City, which first appeared as a novel in 2006, Threes Anna was inspired by her own exceptional first experiences in Japan during a theatre internship.