The Man Phoning Mum

Over the years my 1976 film The Girl Chewing Gum has gradually acquired an extra layer of meaning—a work that originally documented the present day looks now, especially to the young, like an archaic record of a long-lost world. Acknowledging this transition, The Man Phoning Mum combines the original film with contemporary footage shot in the same locations, enabling chance encounters between the passers-by of 1976 and their present-day counterparts. [Synopsis courtesy of filmmaker]