Lyrically abstract in style, The Silent Question is based on the American gothic short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

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Charlotte (as Alex McTavish)
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Storyline

Set in the distant past The Silent Question considers issues of femininity and hysteria. The story explores the repressed creative desires of the female protagonist (Alex McTavish), a young middle class woman suffering with post natal depression. In a bid for recovery she endures the 'rest cure,' a Nineteenth Century treatment for female hysterics whereby the woman is forbidden to engage in any intellectual and/or creative endeavours. In compliance with the wishes of her physician husband she spends much time 'resting' at their isolated summer home. Written by Stephanie Busby

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The pattern is torturing...

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Short | Drama | History

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£15,000 (estimated)
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Screened at the National Film Theatre's "Eat Our Shorts" in London. See more »

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Charlotte: Dull enough to confuse, dull enough to confuse, and yet it strangles so.
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