L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
Hidden Letters
Jury Prize, FIFA 2023

Presented only in theatres

Bridging a gap between past and present, Hidden Letters follows two young Chinese women who come together over their fascination with Nüshu, a century-old secret language. For several generations, this language has allowed thousands of Chinese women to join an underground support system based on sisterhood, hope, and survival. Influenced by Nüshu’s message of female solidarity, these young women strive to find balance in their patriarchal culture and to forge their own path.
Other festivals:
Tribeca Film Festival, United States (2022)
Lunenburg Doc Fest, Canada (2022)
BFI Film Festival, United-Kingdom (2022)
Director Violet Du Feng, Zhao Qing
Coauthor John Farbrother
Author Violet Du Feng
Director of Photography Feng Tiebing, Wei Gao
Production Jean Tsien, Su Kim, Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas
Editing John Farbrother
Voice Leona Lewis
Music Chad Cannon, Leona Lewis


• Centre Canadien d’Architecture
Friday, march 17, 2023, 03:00 p.m. — 05:00 p.m.


Violet Du Feng

Violet Du Feng

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.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

In the same session

Centre Canadien d’Architecture

Friday, march 17, 2023, 03:00 p.m.

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