More than 50 years ago, James Duthie biked from his home in a Scottish fishing village to the Arctic Circle and back again. Duthie, known as Dummy Jim, was also deaf. Working with deaf actor-filmmaker Samuel Dore, director Matt Hulse set out on a journey through northern Europe, melding elements of both fiction and documentary into a virtuoso amalgam of Super8, animation, historical archive footage and an examination of that same fishing village today – where a headstone now stands in tribute to Duthie, who was buried in an unmarked grave. A film made for both the deaf and the hearing, with stunning, elliptical visuals and a killer score.
Tickets will be available from the Rio Cinema website here.
EEFF Best Feature Competition