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The Cypress Dance

A Dança do Cipreste

Though one could argue that all the work of artistic duo Mariana Caló & Francisco Queimadela has been invested in bending and folding reality into something unreal, The Cypress Dance stands as their furthest descent into narrative filmmaking and cinéma fantastique. While several hallmarks of the duo’s previous films are present—a transfixed focus on potent objects; a syncretic visual logic that unites diverse images without narration; and the visual and communicative importance of drawing and mark-making—the film pushes towards territory that feels new and surprising.

Directors

Francisco Queimadela Mariana Caló

Country

Portugal

Year

2020

Premiere

UK Premiere

Dialogue Language

Portuguese

Subtitle Language

English

Primary Contact

Francisco Queimadela

Distributor

Luís Lemos