Scenes From A Shanghai Hotel (2007) Produced in association with the Australian Film Commission and Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney Honourable Mention: Best Experimental Film & Cinematography International Festival of Cinema & Technology, LA, USA (2008) http://www.ifct.org/
Writer/Director/Producer: Geoffrey Weary Performance & Digital FX & Editing: 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
Performance & Woman in a Shanghai Hotel Tatiana Pentes