A digital film by Geoffrey Weary
Performance & Woman in a Shanghai Hotel: Tatiana Pentes
A Russian woman living in Shanghia is expelled from China after the Communist Revolution in 1948. Her story begins in a hotel room in Shanghai and ends on a suburban street in Sydney, Australia. Performative, fictional, and documentary elements are blended into a work that is suggestive and open to multiple readings. Extensive use of film leader and scratchy film surfaces add to the sense that what we are seeing resembles something that is illusive, dream-like, just beyond grasp...or is it just a newsreel playing in someone's head?
Digital Video, Stereo Sound, Colour and Black & White 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
12 minutes 2007
Music and Sound Design
Michael Bates & Mark Gardiner
Digital Effects and Edit
Tatiana Pentes & Geoffrey Weary
Photography and Cinematography
A Strange Cities Production
Geoffrey Weary 2008
Produced in association with the Australian Film Commission & Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
Official Selection: International Festival of Cinema & Technology, LA, USA (2008).