Sea Without Shore

The haunting journey into the loss of a loved one

Andre Semenza and Fernanda Lippi’s beautiful, ground-breaking dance performance film.

A rhythmically captivating exploration of love and loss at the fin de siecle.

An amorous relationship between two women abruptly cut short.

Dissolving under the impact of the loss of her soulmate, the surviving lover is drawn into the depths of mid-winter forests, into spheres of the subconscious, initiated by unknown forces.

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).

Set in remote forest landscapes and interiors in rural 19th century Sweden, Sea without Shore was photographed in cinemascope by award-winning British director of photography, Marcus Waterloo, who passed away in 2016.

Post-produced at Pinewood Studios, the film features a sound design supervised by Academy-Award® and multiple BAFTA winner Glenn Freemantle (Gravity).

The original music was created by pioneering composer The Hafler Trio (aka Andrew McKenzie who has collaborated with Chris Watson of Cabaret Voltaire, Fluxus artist Willem de Ridder, Nurse With Wound, Autechre, Jónsi Birgisson of Sigur Rós, amongst others) using the cast’s sonic imprints for the creation of the soundtrack, which, in turn, was used on location.

Released spring 2020

  • Directors: Andre Semenza and Fernanda Lippi
  • Year: UK 2015
  • Duration: 91 minutes
  • Cert: PG
  • Genre: Drama, dance
  • Production company: Maverick Motion Ltd.

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“A lyrical and entrancing meditation on loss”

The Guardian

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