This is a film essay produced during the political imprisonment of the leaders responsible for the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. Far away from Hong Kong and in the Netherlands, the director curates the complex emotions and her status as an outsider from another country. While she might be physically separated, her heart is with those who wanted freedom for Hong Kong. So, the director writes a letter to herself, an outsider who has lost language and is isolated and trapped. The images of prisons and sounds of chilly winds seem to express this. [KIM Sook-Hyun]
Dorothy CHEUNGDorothy CHEUNG
CHEUNG Dorothy is a writer and artist, currently studying Media Design (Lens-based) in Piet Zwart Institute, the Netherlands. Her photographs have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Iceland, and the Netherlands. She has co-written the screenplay for Pseudo Secular, a film that was selected for various festivals including South Taiwan Film Festival, 34th Torino Film Festival, Hong Kong Independent Film Festival and Taipei Film Festival. Her latest movie, Letter to the Outsider has screened at the EYE Filmmuseum and selected for competition in the 20th Seoul Women’s Film Festival.