“It seemed somewhat fitting that we interviewed film-maker Christopher Tew in a hidden spot in Harlow.
On the banks of the pond, close to Hobtoe Road, we spoke about his work and especially the film “Poison Flower”.
The film has been shown in a number of film festivals so far and is set to be shown in London on Monday night (Dec 7th).
The film is about the following: “Gundega, a Latvian former prison officer, is on the run from a drugs possession charge. Surviving on benefits paydays in a makeshift camp in the woods in Harlow in the UK, she befriends Melanie, a local heroin user and ex-con, mourning the death of her Latvian boyfriend. Their friendship provides each of them with something they crave: for Gundega, it is someone to care for, for Melanie, it is a genuine friend among all the ‘scumbags’. But trouble is never far away.
“Drowning in a co-dependent, vicious downward spiral, can Latvia now offer a dream escape for both of them from their punch-drunk, giro-junkie street life, or will Gundega’s past finally catch up with her?”
YT spoke to Christopher about his work and how the film came about and where his career goes from here.”