The Forest In Me
Feature Documentary currently in production / 2023
Epic forests of the Siberian Taiga and black lava landscapes of a Hawaiian volcano are woven through this quietly powerful film that opens outwards from a personal story about living with uncertainty, to reflect upon love and human connection.
The filmmaker draws from footage she has shot over twenty years in an intimate address to her child in the future. She builds connections between Agafya Lykova, an elderly woman surviving alone in the forest and scares bears away by banging space-rocket debris, a crew simulating life isolated on Mars and her young child discovering the world minute by minute. This endlessly surprising journey offers up images that shake ideas of past, present and future to form a deeply tender vision of humanity and timeless survival on planet Earth.
Electric Palace Cinema
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