(Experimental, United Kingdom, 2020, 20’, C, En ST)
by William Hong-Xiao Wen
with Enyi Cheng, Eileen Zhao
A Chinese writer and Japanese photographer find themselves sequestered in an idyllic natural setting where, as the young writer tries to capture meaning through words to her by the photographer, the photographer tries to capture an image at the same time.
“Green Thoughts is a film about encounter and farewell, as well as about loss, absence, and remembrance of some transient moments falling and fading. Rejecting a particular storyline or narrative logic, the film is a composition of the subtle shifts in sentiment. It brings to the fore its female characters’ subjectivity and further explores the way in which each girl’s perception, imagination and remembrance of her own living world is able to evoke images, poetic yet fragile, from her inner body.” William Wei
“When I manipulated those images, I felt like I was a painter who could alter forms, shapes and colours at will. Also, I’d like to reconsider the cinematic representation of space.” William Wei www.fidmarseille.org