Thursday 12.12 at 5pm at Arkadia: Screening of Wytch: A Dream Film by Ed Hunter

Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to the screening of Wytch: A Dream Film by Ed Hunter Thursday 12.12 at 5pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

Wytch is interested in the unconscious mind, specifically that channelled through dreams. The narrative is non-linear and concerned with the pure emotional state of the dreamer.
The work focuses upon male / female fears of intimacy, of death, liberation and spiritual transcendence.
It explores the ebb and flow of connectivity within personal relationships.
Wytch, being a collaborative process, recreates actual dreams, dreamt by the cast and crew.


Warm regards,

Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc.!

Wytch: A Dream Film.
Length 55 minutes.
Back and White and Colour.
Independent production.
Release 2019.
This Arkadia screening is the international premiere of Wytch.
Director, writer: Edward Hunter

Edward Hunter is from the north of England. He is currently living and lecturing in Finland.
He has been producing independent films for 25 years.
His previous cinematic work, Moor (2017) created in collaboration with poet Simon Thomas, was filmed in Haworth, a village in the North Yorkshire Moors, known for its association with the Bronte sisters. The protagonist of Moor becomes a conduit for a catalystic intelligence outside of himself.
Edward’s films are non-narrative “film poems” exploring transcendent states of awareness.

The two actors (playing a singular / dual role in the film) are of Chinese origin.
Tianshi Wang; is a graduate of Hull University, classical musician, athlete and dancer.
Dian Li; a graduate of Hull University and London University; drama graduate.

The film was influenced by Carl Theodore Dryer’s film ‘Vampyr: The Dream of Allan Gray’, 1932.
It was influenced by the dream-like feel of Jean Rollin (notably The Iron Rose 1973 and Requiem for a Vampire 1971).
Wytch was influenced by the plotting and lighting styles of Film Noir from 1940s.
It references Philippe Garrel’s La Revelateur 1968, The Virgin’s Bed 1970 and The Inner Scar 1972.
It has a feel of the dream-like visions of David Lynch and the interpersonal microscope of Ingmar Bergman.

Wytch is almost a silent film and features an immersive sound mix that includes original music by Helsinki flute and bass musicians, steel chimes, Chinese lullabies, subliminal poetry, raw industrial “techno”, church recordings, Tibetan chant, planetary resonance recorded by NASA, The Carpenters, oceanic ambience, looped acoustic guitar notes and found sounds.