23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Endless Sea

Sam Shainberg

United States
2022, 18'

A day in the life of an elderly New York woman in need of her medication is portrayed by Sam Shainberg with all the chronic anxiety and haste that permeate this city that never sleeps, in a demonstration of the need for universal healthcare systems.

Carol, 70, begins another day of precarious work that leads her to tread the streets of New York when she discovers that the price of her heart medication has doubled. From that moment on, her day will turn into a dizzying rush in search of a solution that stubbornly fails to appear, no matter how many doors she knocks on. With an energy that partly comes from its charismatic protagonist (Brenda Cullerton), always on the move among the saturated colours of an unforgiving New York, Endless Sea is part of a certain tradition of social realism, raw, urgent, and with a punk spirit. Iggy Pop (who can be heard at a certain point) lends the title (and the tone) to the film, as he sings: “Oh baby, what a place to be / In the service of the bourgeoisie (…) / This air can’t get much thicker / Oh, the endless sea / Let it wash all over me”. (Cláudia Marques)

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PREMIERE TYPE
National
ORIGINAL TITLE
Endless Sea
LANGUAGE
English
SUBTITLES
Portuguese / English
SCRIPT
Sam Shainberg
CAST
Brenda Cullerton
PHOTOGRAPHY
Daniel Zúñiga
SOUND
Boris Krichevsky, Eric Brown
EDITING
Luca Balser
PRODUCER
Rachel Walden

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