Letters to Nowhere

Kopal Joshy, PT10:32

Kopal Joshy (b. 1993) is a director and director of photography of Indian origin based in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2018, she finished her MA in documentary directing at DocNomads (joint master’s Erasmus Mundus), which takes place between Portugal, Hungary and Belgium, with an Erasmus + scholarship. In 2015, she finished her degree in digital video production at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, in India. In 2013, she received a scholarship to study photography at Edinburgh College of Arts, Scotland. Her current project ‘Somos Dois Abismos’ was presented at the project development laboratory Arché, supervised by Luciano Rigolini in Porto / Post / Doc Film Festival, Porto, in 2018. In 2019, she participated in the artistic residency Plano Frontal – Cinematographic Residency, integrated at the Melgaço International Documentary Festival
Traversing between the banality and the weight of words travelling via postcards, Letters to Nowhere is a cine-letter looking at words concealed outside of a sealed envelope. This visual poem tells the story of a fragile time in the life of the protagonist and her loved ones. She witnesses and narrates through her childish eyes, back then and now. Through the act of concealing the words of the past yet again, a dialogue about a familiar vulnerability is opened through unfamiliar voices behind anonymous letters.