“What a phenomenal achievement Charlie’s Letters is for a schoolboy director! Aside from Hasler’s ambition, the most exciting aspect of his film is his ability to tell a story visually without over-reliance on talk. Five years from now, he could be a world-beater.” (Graham Fuller, Culture Trip)

Inspired by director Elliott Hasler’s great-grandfather’s own experiences, ‘Charlie’s Letters’ depicts an escaped British POW’s epic battle for survival whilst on the run in war-torn Italy, as his wife and young son anxiously await news in England. Completed when Hasler was just sixteen years old, this impressive debut was shot across five countries and spent three years in production. ‘Charlie’s Letters’ premiered as part of the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes in 2017 and in 2020 appeared at the Berlin Film Festival.

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