Here’s a quirky wee bit of footage from Việt Nam. It’s a short film about bicycles in Hà Nội made on Super 8 in 2002 by the illustrator, artist and cartoonist Oslo Davis. There’s no sound, which only adds to the atmosphere created by the non-digital film.
Oslo has captured on film a sense of place and time that I hope I too have captured in words in my book. I’m too close to the text to know anymore. Feedback from editors tells me I’ve nailed it, which is reassuring, but are they just trying to make me feel good?
Oslo’s film is only 2 minutes 32 seconds long. Take a look. And be transported.