Silence of the Tides is also a film about contrasts. The contrast between the dizzying silence,amplified by a distant chirp of a bird, and the deafening roar of a powerful thunderstorm. Or the peace and quiet of the salt marshes contrasting with the loud and massive assault of thousands of gray geese, who occupy and strip the land.
There are moments when the horizon is invisible, hidden behind a wave; and moments when it’s a strict division of air, land and water. There are primordial landscapes where time hasn’t yet begun and there are surrealistic, industrial constructions on the shores of the river Eems.