Quiet Crossing


Director: Patrik Krivanek Country of Origin: UK Runtime: 4m Genre: Short Block: j Date: 29-02 Time: 3-4.15pm

Set in 1967, a group of East German students, opponents of the communist regime, are trying to emigrate to West Germany hidden at the back of a food delivery truck. They must remain quiet at the time of arrival at the border crossing point, or they will be discovered and executed for their anti-political activities. Anna’s and Yans’s sleeping baby on board is a time bomb that can explode at any time, then something unexpected happens…”

Director Biography

Patrik Krivanek is a Czech Film Director, Producer, and Writer. He studied Film at the University of Westminster (Westminster Film School). During his studies, he became a member of BAFTA Cymru, Royal Television Society and have worked on Britain’s Got Talent as a Production Assistant. His experience includes working on many short and feature films, high-end commercials, and TV programs (including Red Bull and Ferrari). In 2017, he was the Assistant Directing on the Czech feature film ‘The Smiles of Sad Men’ (Dan Svatek, 2018), which launched into cinemas in 2018 with an attendance of 180 thousand people. In 2019, the film has won Czech Lion. At the moment, he is producing a new film ‘Two Words as the Key’ (Dan Svatek, 2020) shooting all around the world (USA, India, Indonesia, Japan, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland) with a production budget around $2.5 million. This film was promoted at The Marché du Film Producers Network in Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival 2019.