Acclaimed Dutch novel optioned

Circe Films has, together with Isabella Films, optioned the film rights to the novel It is Silent Up There, the debut smash hit by Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker. The novel’s translation rights had already been sold by publisher Cossee to Germany (Suhrkamp), France (Gallimard), UK (Harvill Secker), USA (Random House) and also to Australia, Turkey and Italy. It is Silent Up There is a triangle relationship story between a middle aged farmer, his tyrannical father and an unexpected young, male guest. The screenplay will be written by Cline Linssen.