Silence of the Tides

Director: Pieter-Riem de Kroon

NL/Germany, 2020



Silence of the Tides is a poetic film for cinema about the largest tidal wetland in the world, The Wadden Sea. The driving force of the film is the breathing of the Wadden. The inhaling and exhaling of the tides. It’s a film of cycles involving the rolling life of flora and fauna, and it’s a film of contrast throughout the four seasons, life and death, storm and silence, the masses and the individual. All set against a backdrop of sky, water, wind, mist and constantly changing light. The film plays witness to the ongoing relationship between man and nature.

About Director

Pieter-Rim de Kroon (1955) is a highly acclaimed cinematographer of distinguished feature documentaries on cultural, environmental and nature topics. Pieter-Rim’s films have tremendous visual impact, and owe much to his expert visual approach and observational storytelling: the magic of cinema. Created by the use of natural light, a distinguished combination of lens angles, camera choreography, editing and original use of soundtrack. As film director and cameraman his work has been awarded with over 140 national and international awards and many festival Grands Prix.


Dop: Dick Harrewijn

Sound Engineer: Victor Dekker

Producer: Annemiek Van Der Hell, Reinette Van De Stadt

Editing: Erik Disselhoff