Gjennom et år utveksler filmskaperne Marte (Norge) og Jero (Sør Korea) visuelle brev, og dokumenterer samtidig hverdagen til hverandres liv.
Letters er en film med et stort perspektiv på livet, men gjør det med og vise oss svært personlige bilder. Tiden står ikke stille i Letters. Den utfolder seg foran oss. Og den skaper alle øyeblikkene. Øyeblikk som er mystiske, rare, intime, smertefulle ( regissørens ord).
Letters har gått seiersrunden på flere festivaler i vinter.
Marte Vold (37) and Jéro Yun’s (35) collaboration began in 2015 when they were asked to team up for CPH:LAB, the talent development and production programme at the Copenhagen International Film Festival in Denmark. In the course of the following year, Marte and Jero exchanged visual letters, documenting their everyday lives in Oslo (Norway) and Seoul (South Korea), respectively.
LETTERS is the culmination of this exchange — a conversation spanning continents, culture, gender and lifestyles. Touching on heritage, kinship, and the mundane and subtle poetry of our embodied lives, LETTERS is a meditation on the connections that bind, unite and release us.
The primary agent in LETTERS is time. Time is what allowed us to unhurriedly gather material, not having to decide on its significance or value or meaning — letting life unfold in the awkward, intimate, painful and mysterious ways it often does. With time, themes also started emerging, entangled with memories. Our mothers, and for Marte`s part also motherhood, became urgent matters. LETTERS was a very specific kind of temporal commitment.