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DIRECTED BY VIOLET DU FENG

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Two Chinese millennial women must save an ancient secret treasure from falling into the wrong hands, but don’t expect it will save them too.

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TRIBECA FESTIVAL | NEW YORK CITY, UNITED STATES

June 11, 2:00pm, Village East by Angelika, Tickets

June 12, 5:45pm, Cinépolis (Chelsea), Tickets

June 14, 6:45pm, Village East by Angelika, Tickets

June 13, 6:00pm, Virtual Screening (U.S. only) Tickets

TRIBECA TALKS | SPEAKING IN CODES: STORYTELLING THAT CODIFIES GENDER EQUITABLE SYSTEMS IN CHINA AND THE U.S.

This panel will bring together artists and leaders of social change to discuss film, patriarchy and the ways in which art and language has created solidarity in the past and in the present. Panelists include Violet Feng, Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan, and Sarah Kay. Moderated by Malika Zouhali-Worrall.

June 13, 12:30pm, Cinépolis (Chelsea), Tickets

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL | SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

June 16, 6:00pm, Palace Central Cinemas, Tickets

June 18, 12:00pm, Event Cinemas George Street, Tickets

DOC EDGE | NEW ZEALAND

June 17, 6:00pm, Silky Otter Cinemas (Auckland), Tickets

June 17, 6:00pm, Silky Otter Cinemas (Christchurch), Tickets

July 1, 8:00pm, The Embassy (Wellington), Tickets

 
 

NEWS

"Today in New York"

On-air Interview with Director Violet Feng

WNBC 

June 8, 2022

"Film Review: HIDDEN LETTERS: A Remarkable Story of a Secret Language"

   -- FilmBook | June 14, 2022
 

"Tribeca Review: Violet Du Feng’s ‘Hidden Letters’"

   -- Deadline | June 11, 2022

"Hidden Letters Review"

   -- Film Threat | June 11, 2022

"These women are trying to preserve an ancient Chinese language invented as a secret code"

   -- The World | June 13, 2022

"Here’s What To Look Out For At The 2022 Tribeca Film Festival"

     -- VOGUE  | June 8, 2022

"Tribeca Festival Lineup"

     -- Deadline  | April 19, 2022

"Women Directed 46 Percent of 2022 Tribeca Film Fest Features"

     -- Women and Hollywood  | April 19, 2022

FILMMAKERS

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VIOLET DU FENG | DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Violet Du Feng is a documentary filmmaker and a 2018 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. She produced SINGING IN THE WILDERNESS, CONFUCIAN DREAM, MAINELAND, and PLEASE REMEMBER ME, which have won many awards including Doc Impact Hi5, Special Jury Awards at SXSW and Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Feng started her career as a co-producer on the 2007 award-winning NANKING. She is the consulting programmer of Shanghai International Film Festival. HIDDEN LETTERS is her directorial debut.

QING ZHAO | CO-DIRECTOR

Zhao Qing is the director of the award-winning PLEASE REMEMBER ME, supported by the Sundance Documentary Fund, IDFA Bertha Fund and the Britdoc Connect Fund. She started her career at Shanghai Media Group in 1991, where she directed and produced many television documentaries affiliated to the Documentary Channel of SMG. She directed and hosted several popular TV documentary programs such as “The Bund” and “Documentary Editing Room.”

METTE CHENG MUNTHE-KAAS | PRODUCER

Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning producer, interactive producer and editor of feature documentaries. Through Ten Thousand Images she produced NO WORD FOR WORRY (2014) and NOWHERE TO HIDE (2016), which won over 20 awards including the first prize at IDFA, and was nominated for 2 Emmys. Her recent co-productions have won numerous international awards including Best Documentary at the Berlin International Film Festival for MYANMAR DIARIES (2022).

JEAN TSIEN | PRODUCER

Jean Tsien is a documentary editor, producer, and consultant. She received two Peabody Awards in 2021: for executive producing the PBS series ASIAN AMERICANS; and for producing 76 DAYS, winner of a 2021 Primetime Emmy. She produced FREE CHOL SOO LEE, which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Tsien is a recipient of the 2018 Art of Editing Mentorship Award presented by Sundance Institute; a Lifetime Achievement Award at DOC NYC’s 2020 Visionaries Tribute; and the 2021 IDA Pioneer Award.

SU KIM | PRODUCER

Su Kim is a documentary producer in New York City and a 2015 Women at Sundance Fellow. Su received the Sundance Institute | Amazon Studios Producers Award in 2021. She is the producer of FREE CHOL SOO LEE that premiered at 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Her recent films MIDNIGHT TRAVELER premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival; and HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING, which won Best Documentary at the 2018 Gotham Awards, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

FILMMAKERS

Fish+Bear Pictures

FESTIVAL DISTRIBUTION

Jeffrey Winter, The Film Collaborative

PUBLICITY

Julia Pacetti, Verdant Communications

 
 
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