The film is a rhythmically captivating exploration of love and loss between two women at the fin de siècle, Sea Without Shore follows an amorous relationship abruptly cut short. 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).
Sea Without Shore is set in remote forest landscapes and interiors in rural 19th century Sweden and was photographed in cinema-scope by award-winning British director of photography, Marcus Waterloo with a sound design supervised by Academy-Award® and multiple BAFTA winner Glenn Freemantle (‘Gravity’), who will be present at some of the Q+A sessions
“Suddenly you are inside this very private story, holding your breath with a broken heart.” - Lothaire Bluteau – Actor, Jesus of Montreal (Winner Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival)
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 the film an exhilarating quality.
The original music for Sea without Shore was created by pioneering composer The Hafler Trio (aka Andrew McKenzie), using the cast’s sonic imprints for the creation of the soundtrack.