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Letter to Siberia

A moving reflection film set during the COVID-19 pandemic.
4/5

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Joseph Inman’s short 2-minute documentary, crafted in the stylistic homage of French filmmaker Chris Marker, serves as a poignant and experimental reflection on his life during the COVID-19 pandemic. The film masterfully juxtaposes black-and-white still images capturing the stark realities of lockdown, political unrest, and racial movements with vibrant, joyful video footage featuring Agnes, Inman’s beloved pet dog. Narrated as a letter addressed to a “Dead Chris Marker,” the film seamlessly weaves together personal reflections during this unprecedented period.

Lucia Manakova and Teddy Freeman’s still photography captures the raw essence of the tumultuous times, providing a visual narrative that resonates with Marker’s innovative approach. Molly Allam’s video footage introduces a heartwarming contrast, highlighting moments of solace and connection found in the companionship of a furry friend. Felix Taylor’s music, with its evocative tones, enhances the film’s emotional depth.

Inman’s short documentary successfully channels Marker’s spirit, not only in its visual aesthetics but also in its ability to evoke introspection and empathy. The film stands as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, finding moments of light and connection even in the darkest of times.

Brief Synopsis

A short documentary chronicling life through the pandemic, how we are shaped by the relationships we make and how artistic stasis can be overcome. It is a letter sent to a dead French filmmaker. It is a song where the words are spoken by a robot. It is a collaboration from Cornwall to London and back again. It is a collection of memories that didn’t happen to me. It’s all these things. But it’s mainly about my dog.
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Director(s): Joseph Inman
Writer(s): Joseph Inman
Cast: Agnes (the dog)
Producer(s): Lily Woodcock
Director of Photography: Lucia Manakova, Molly Allam, Teddy Freeman
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Runtime: 2 min

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Letter to Siberia

A moving reflection film set during the COVID-19 pandemic.
4/5

Review

Joseph Inman’s short 2-minute documentary, crafted in the stylistic homage of French filmmaker Chris Marker, serves as a poignant and experimental reflection on his life during the COVID-19 pandemic. The film masterfully juxtaposes black-and-white still images capturing the stark realities of lockdown, political unrest, and racial movements with vibrant, joyful video footage featuring Agnes, Inman’s beloved pet dog. Narrated as a letter addressed to a “Dead Chris Marker,” the film seamlessly weaves together personal reflections during this unprecedented period.

Lucia Manakova and Teddy Freeman’s still photography captures the raw essence of the tumultuous times, providing a visual narrative that resonates with Marker’s innovative approach. Molly Allam’s video footage introduces a heartwarming contrast, highlighting moments of solace and connection found in the companionship of a furry friend. Felix Taylor’s music, with its evocative tones, enhances the film’s emotional depth.

Inman’s short documentary successfully channels Marker’s spirit, not only in its visual aesthetics but also in its ability to evoke introspection and empathy. The film stands as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, finding moments of light and connection even in the darkest of times.

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

A short documentary chronicling life through the pandemic, how we are shaped by the relationships we make and how artistic stasis can be overcome. It is a letter sent to a dead French filmmaker. It is a song where the words are spoken by a robot. It is a collaboration from Cornwall to London and back again. It is a collection of memories that didn’t happen to me. It’s all these things. But it’s mainly about my dog.
Letter to Sibera Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Joseph Inman
Writer(s): Joseph Inman
Cast: Agnes (the dog)
Producer(s): Lily Woodcock
Director of Photography: Lucia Manakova, Molly Allam, Teddy Freeman
Animation:

Specifications

Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 2 min
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