Silence is golden for Chinese film at Hilgay

Written in Dust is a classic silent film from China
Written in Dust is a classic silent film from China
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Hilgay’s village hall is the venue for Written in Dust, a beautiful silent film, made for the modern age, and with roots which come from another rural community thousands of miles away in the fields of China.

The screening is on Friday, February 12, at 7.30pm, and tickets are £7.50.

Written in Dust is the story of three young migrants who travel from their countryside home for the promise of a new and better life in the modern city of Beijing.

But the lure of the city and the oppression of love lead to a path of betrayal, corruption, heartache and ultimate tragedy.

Shot with classic cinematic sensibility, the film shows a rarely seen side of contemporary Beijing, with a powerful story that resonates universally. The film offers audiences a glimpse into the hidden world of this enigmatic city through a skilful blend of silent film, tragic story and specially composed live music.

Classical Chinese musician Ling Peng and pianist and guitarist Andy Middleton provide an inspired live fusion of traditional Chinese instruments and modern music to underpin the story, which translates without need for words.

The film is suitable for ages 16 and over and for more details visit or book tickets on 01366 387555 or 01366 388909 or from Ali Dent.