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Written in Dust (Hui Chen)
Written in Dust (Hui Chen) A silent tragedy of modern times: Friends. Love. Money. Lies. Death. Hope Running time: approximately 80 minutes Suitable for 14+ Written in Dust is a contemporary silent film, directed by Gareth Rees, with a live music score from classical Chinese musician Ling Peng (erhu) and DJ Kamal Joory. The film tells the tragic tale of 3 young Chinese rural migrants who come in search of the new life that modern Beijing promises. The tensions created by the pursuit of money and the repression of love lead to moral corruption, betrayal, lies and the ultimate tragedy. Gareth Rees has had films screened at Raindance Film Festival, BBC British Shorts Festival, Aarhus Festival of Popular Arts and Channel 4, as well as experimental work shown at Tate Britain, ICA , and Filmstock Film Festival. This is his first feature film and has been selected by Edinburgh Film Guild for their New British Directors Season 2013. Post-show discussion with director Gareth Rees introduced and chaired by Sun Yi, University of Nottingham Film Studies Department