Director: Rebecca E Marshall
Clare Whistler talks to Rebecca E Marshall and invites questions from the audience in this special friends and family screening of her film.
70 Mins / 2022 / uk, Some subtitles

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As part of the Electric Palace's Dear Future Film Festival this special discussion and screening of 'The Forest in Me' offers an opportunity to talk to the filmmaker, the Electric Palace's Rebecca E Marshall, about her new film.

'The Forest in Me’ is a film as a gift from a mother to her child for when he leaves home in the future. The film shares stories of people cut off from the world to examine how they might stay connected: An elderly hermit Agafya Lykova survives alone in the vast Siberian forest; a crew live isolated in a hi-tech pod on a volcano as a simulation of life on Mars; footage of the child’s life shows him exploring the world for his first time.

The film presents a mix of home movie footage, ethnographic documentary, self-ethnography, and interviews, linked together by a narration voiced by Marshall herself. Through voiceover and montage, ‘The Forest in Me’ explores in an essayistic fashion topics that include time, technology, communication, memory, survival, love, and human relationships.

This is a warm meditation on the small, everyday needs and desires that bind people together through time and space.

This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women. Find out more about F-Rating.

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