Do you love me? Yes, he said, and then...

A colourful musical journey into the narrative of a woman's tangled past, with magical glimpses of her present world and hopes for a liberated future.
Made in 2007, Yalda is part of The City Speaks, an innovative collaborative project developed by Film London Artists' Moving Image Network and BBC Radio Drama. Artist film-makers and writers, collaborating with acclaimed author Peter Ackroyd, composer David Pickvance and specialist sound engineers, were commissioned to create 2 x 45 minute collaborative audio visual artworks to form a centre-piece of the BBC Radio 4 season in 2008, celebrating London as a cosmopolitan city.


Duration 00:15:02 (Single film version)

Language English

Country of Production UK

Production Format DVCPro50

Viewing Copy DVD/VHS Pal

Screening/Exhibition Format DigiBeta Pal

Versions Segment of Portmanteau feature film;
Single film version

Aspect Ratio 16:9

Picture Colour

Sound 5.1 Stereo

Screenings & Broadcasts

25Th Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival
Germany, 11-16/11/08

Reykjavik International Film Festival
Iceland 01-05/10/08 Nominated For The Golden Egg Award

Harvestworks Video Art Festival
New York, 24-26/09/08

Canary Wharf Film Festival
London, 31/08/08

Cinema Jove 23rd International Film Festival
Valencia, 21-28/06/08

Moves 08 RNCM
Manchester, 26/04/08

East End Film Festival
London, 22/04/08

BBC Radio 4
92-95Fm & 198Lw, 19-20/03/08, 14:15

BFI Southbank
Nft1, London, 10/03/08, 18:30


Funded by BBC Drama, Film London.