|27.03. / Monday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 1
|29.03. / Wednesday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 5
Spanning between past and present, from sunken rice fields and rural villages to bustling metropolitan cities, Hidden Letters follows two millennial Chinese women who are connected by their fascination with Nushu, a secret language that bonded generations of women in a clandestine support system of sisterhood, hope and survival. Hu Xin works as a Nushu museum guide and aspires to master the ancient script following the breakup of her marriage. In Shanghai, Simu is passionate about music and Nushu, but marital expectations threaten to end her pursuit of both. Influenced by Nushu’s legacy of female solidarity, the two women struggle to find balance as they forge their own paths in a patriarchal culture steeped in female subservience to men.
Violet is an Emmy winning independent documentarian and a 2018 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. Her producing credits include Singing in the Wilderness, Confucian Dream, Maineland, and Please Remember Me. She directed the most recent PBS/CPB special program Harbor from the Holocaust, which had a national premiere in September 2020 with music performed by Yo-Yo Ma. She started her career as a co-producer on the critically acclaimed 2007 Sundance Special Jury winner, Peabody and Emmy winner Nanking, which was distributed theatrically around 30 countries throughout the world, and was the highest grossing documentary in China. Violet is the producer of the forthcoming films People’s Hospital, Dark Is Not Black and Running with the Prime Minister. Violet is a consulting programmer for Shanghai International Film Festival. Born in Shanghai, and based in New York, Violet holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and received her MFA in journalism from University of California at Berkeley.
Germany, USA, China, Norway
Violet Du Feng
Violet Du Feng, John Farbrother
Feng Tiebing, Wei Gao
Chad Cannon, Leona Lewis
Violet Du Feng, Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas, Jean Tsien, Su Kim, Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer, Betsy Tsai
Fish and Bear Pictures, Ten Thousand Images, Independent Television Service (ITVS)
Festivals & Awards:
SponsorsAVC SONY REZOLUCIJA KERSCHOFSET HOTEL ACADEMIA AVITEH MOGLO ORYX RENT A CAR PRESS CLIPPING BIO&BIO
PartnersHRT HRT3 ZAGREB FILM MOVIES THAT MATTER AKADEMIJA DRAMSKE UMJETNOSTI CINESTAR CENTAR KAPTOL