Letter 手纸 (2002)

  • June 14, 2023 | 8:00 PM - 9:20 PM | Wednesday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Director: Sasaki Yusuke
Runtime: 72 mins
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Country: Japan
Rating: PG


A teenager leaves his classmates and heads home for the evening. Feeling frustrated and lonely, he sends a neutral text-message to a friend. From this point, this one-man DV experimental film presents a real-time exchange of incoming and outgoing messages, depicting a digital-era study of text-message relationships.

Letter is the directorial debut of Japanese artist, filmmaker, and scholar Sasaki Yusuke when he was only 17. The film screened at the 2004 International Film Festival Rotterdam and won the Grand Prix at Image Forum Festival Tokyo in 2003. Sasaki holds a doctoral degree from the Tokyo University of the Arts and is currently a lecturer at Tottori University.

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