Film Archive

Letter Tape

Animadoc
Australia
2011
9 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Rowena Crowe
Jessica Wells
Rowena Crowe
Rowena Crowe
Rowena Crowe
Sam Petty
"Letter Tape" is an animated documentary about two engaged lovers separated by time zones and several oceans. The audio is an actual tape recording Cathy (the directors mother) made on a hired audio machine, in London in 1957, to communicate intimately to her fiancé after frustrated broken telephone conversations.
Cathy describes a wintry London, heaving under a cloud of smog and imagines a time when they can be together again. It is both personal and global in its subject and offers a snap shot look at the western world in 1957.