A year after my father’s death in 2005, my grieving mother began to receive notes from her elderly neighbour. The notes were ‘posted’ through the privet hedge that separates their two neat bungalows. Five years later she had collected over a hundred notes not including the ones she had thrown back over the hedge. In these notes my Mother is accused of conducting an affair with the neighbour’s son, a middle-aged bachelor who never left home and warned to stay away from him.

In 2011 I made a short film called ‘Come in and see the bed’, which tells the story of the notes using a combination of still photographs, personal narration and observational material. The result is a film that explores themes of place, loss and obsession.

To watch the full version please email me | info@simonaeppli.co.uk

Screenings |
London Short film Festival 2012
What Matters Festival, London 2012

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