Documentary which, through the letters of Frances Wilkinson, an English woman who lived in China between the unsettled 30’s and 50’s, takes us on a journey to today’s China, comparing the letters’ point of view with that of the documentary-maker. A game of contrasts video-diary style involving the intimate reading of the letters by Frances’ granddaughter.
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This is an epistolary and personal film written in the first person in the present and the first person in the past. Letters written 70 years ago and images filmed today contrast each other. A new story is created which is then developed further by the audience’s interpretation. Frances’s letters are poetic in the way she puts words together. Writing is seemingly a mechanical action, whereas here it takes on a new dimension. New perspectives are opened which spread anecdotes on many levels.
This was my motivation and the challenge. Following on with the expression Frances had begun with her letters and bringing them together in this film. The result is Nao Yik – Hot Noise.