“The Bay of Silence” Gets Unsettling Trailer

Based on the novel by Lisa St. Aubin de Teran, The Bay of Silence is a twisty new thriller from Paula van der Oest, director of the Oscar-nominated film Zus & Zo. Actress Caroline Goodall (The Princess Diaries) makes her debut as a screenwriter. The awesomely named Claes Bang (The Square) plays a man searching for answers after his wife Rosalind (Olga Kurylenko, Quantum of Solace) disappears with their children. Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of things he didn't know about her during their whirlwind romance.

Brian Cox (Succession) co-stars as Rosalind's stepfather. He may be the only one willing to share the secrets he knows about his stepdaughter, but has plenty of secrets of his own.

The mystery should keep viewers riveted, and the European locales will remind us of all the places we're not allowed to visit right now.

The Bay of Silence opens Friday, August 14 in virtual cinemas. That's the great program that allows you to rent the movie for about the cost of a movie ticket, with the proceeds split between the studio and a participating indie theater you want to support. It will also be available for digital rental and VOD from the major platforms.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.