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  • Greek Title Ο Χορός Του Κυπαρισσιού
  • English Title The Cypress Dance
  • Original Title A Dança do Cipreste
  • Year: 2020
  • Genre: Fiction Documentary
  • Country: Portugal
  • Duration: 37'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela
  • Cinematography: Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela
  • Editing: Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela
  • Music / Score: Eyvind Kang, Jessika Kenney
  • Sound: Luis Henrique Silveira, Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela
  • Cast: Mariana Barrote, Henrique Ponte da Luz, Artur da Luz, Rafael da Luz
  • Production: Mariana Caló & Francisco Queimadela, Ida
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Portugal Film

"The Cypress Dance” springs from the human interest in the immanent transformations of the body driven by dreams and desire, love and death, in their lucid and ghostly variants. Embracing the influence of imagination in the encounter with nature, it brings to light relationships of continuity and discontinuity with other beings and elements, as it follows the movements of a family circle. Mariana appears in her solitude, a woman and painter, at the height of her search for pleasure and desire, committed to artistic representations and her family life. Witty figures of strangeness, eroticism and violence emerge. Mariana, Henrique, Artur and Rafael, together or individually, find themselves in mutual projections and symbiotic relationships, in the days spent outdoors and in imaginary places. A sensorial portrait, which combines simple relationships of contact and affection, exploratory moments in nature and creations of the spirit.


Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela 

Mariana Caló (Portugal, 1984) and Francisco Queimadela (Portugal, 1985) began their sharing and collaboration during their studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Oporto and have been working as an artist duo since 2010. Their practice is developed with a privileged use of moving images, which intersects installative and site-specific environments, and also drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. Grantees of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for an international artists residency in Gasworks and awardees of the BES Revelation prize, in 2012. Finalists of the 10th edition of Edp New Artists prize and winners of the Lo Schermo dell’arte Film Festival International Prize, in 2013.

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