“A CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE. A HYPNOTIC MUST-SEE”
THE CULTURE TRIP
“UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU WILL SEE ALL YEAR”
FILM DIVIDER (TOP TEN FILMS TO SEE)
“A LYRICAL AND ENTRANCING MEDITATION ON LOSS.
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Sea Without Shore is a rhythmically captivating exploration of love and loss at the fin de siècle.
An amorous relationship between two women abruptly cut short.
Dissolving under the impact of the loss of her soul mate, the surviving lover is drawn into the depths of mid-winter forests, into spheres of the subconscious, initiated by unknown forces. There is no return.
Directed by Andre Semenza and Fernanda Lippi, founders of critically acclaimed Anglo-Brazilian physical theatre company Zikzira, makers of ‘Ashes of God’ (“Stupendous” Time Out Critic’s Choice “Intense, flashbacking and highly stylized dance drama” BBC)
‘The rest live under us; above,
Live the great gods in heaven, and see
What things shall be’
Set in remote forest landscapes and interiors in rural 19th century Sweden, Sea without Shore was photographed in cinema-scope by award-winning British director of photography, Marcus Waterloo.
Post-produced at Pinewood Studios, Sea Without Shore features a sound design supervised by Academy-Award® and multiple BAFTA winner Glenn Freemantle (‘Gravity’).
‘Everywhere I go I repeat.
I do not belong here’
The original music for Sea Without Shore was created by pioneering composer The Hafler Trio (aka Andrew McKenzie who has collaborated with Chris Watson of Cabaret Voltaire, Fluxus artist Willem de Ridder, Nurse With Wound, Autechre, Jónsi Birgisson of Sigur Rós, amongst others) using the cast’s sonic imprints for the creation of the soundtrack, which, in turn, was used on location.
The cast thus performed inside a cloak of their own sound, in pursuit of a visceral, emotional truth.
A body that disappears
and reappears in the rhythms
of its own scatterings
“Staging a hypnotic dance of embodied emotion, Sea without Shore speaks powerfully to the senses of sight, hearing, touch. Loss rips, tears, and unravels the fabric of the self like the fraying dress worn by the bereaved lover, entoiling or entangling the viewer in this compulsive exploration of the ‘soul within the sense’.”
Professor of Victorian Literature, Queen Mary, University of London
“Motion and emotion converge in this expressive union of cinema and dance; spectral reveries of self-denial on experiences of love and loss. Imagine Terrence Malick embracing Nordic art-dance and you won’t be far off. “
“A genuinely original work of art that touches on greatness.”
“Achieves austere beauty and daunting intensity”
Sight & Sound
“Enthralling – there are few film experiences like it.”
Eye for Film
The stream-of-consciousness narration, a collage of poetic fragments, features words by 16th century lesbian poet Katherine Philips, and 19th century fin de siècle poets Renée Vivien and Algernon Charles Swinburne whose agnostic, visionary poetry lend Sea Without Shore a hypnotic quality.
Woman in lace dress: Livia Rangel
Woman with long black hair: Fernanda Lippi
Forest woman: Anna Mesquita af Sillén
Horse woman: Ankie Hermansson
Voice Over: Marcela Rosas, Fernanda Lippi
Directed by Andre Semenza, Fernanda Lippi
Director of Photography: Marcus Waterloo
Choreography: Fernanda Lippi
Original Soundtrack: The Hafler Trio
Screenplay and Editor:Andre Semenza
Words by Charles Algernon Swinburne (1837-1909) Katherine Philips ‘Orinda’ (1632-1662), Renée Vivien (1877-1909) Fernanda Lippi
Costume Design: Fernanda Lippi, Marcus Waterloo, Adalgisa Duque
Sound Supervisor: Academy Award® winner
and BAFTA winner Glenn Freemantle
Re-recording Mixer: Brendan Nicholson, Pinewood Studios
On-line Editor: Francisco Forbes
Post-production Supervisor: Martin Parsons
DCP Grade: Martin Greenbank, Pinewood Studios
Marketing Supervisor: Andy Dockett
Co-producer: Kristian Brandt
Production Manager: Kiljan Eckermann
Produced by Andre Semenza and Fernanda Lippi
DCP 2.35:1 Scope
DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1
© 2015 Maverick Motion and Zikzira Physical Theatre