A Dança do Cipreste

Francisco Queimadela, Mariana Caló

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Portugal, Documentary, Experimental, 2020, 37′

The duo Francisco Queimadela e Mariana Caló (A Trama e o Círculo, 2015 and Sombra Luminosa, 2018) directs this sensory journey, between documentary and imagination. An encounter with nature, contact and affection, the movement of a familiar circle. 

Bodies, nature, flowers, animals, light and night, awaken a narrative of desire and dream. A film that hangs over things, approaches them, touches them … a film of gestures, hands, melancholic and agitated. Sleeping and awake characters move in a clean landscape of clear and dark desires; Valéry and Bataille, love and eroticism and the bravery of thought. And more ghosts and ancient mirrors of water that collect images. A film that shines, atmospheric, musical, enchanting. (Carlota Gonçalves)