“A fascinating journey with one of the most unpredictable and mesmerising artists of our times.” – BFI London
THE SPACE IN BETWEEN – MARINA ABRAMOVIC IN BRAZIL
Marco Del Fiol & Gustavo Almeida|Brazil | 2016 | 86 min
“When you have faith, there is no pain” – Marina Abramović
Legendary performance artists Marina Abramović travels through Brazil at the peak of a deep personal crisis, in search of personal healing and artistic inspiration. The route is comprised of confronting encounters with healers, sages and shamans, and intimate personal rituals and experiences in the Brazilian natural landscape. Through this plunge into the mysterious and the unknown Abramović experiences sacred rituals and attempts to explore the boundaries and limits between artistic process and spirituality.
In what plays out as a sort of spiritual thriller, the documentary follows Abramović through a profound introspective journey through painful memories and past experiences, while revealing the intimate creative process of one of the most important artists of our time.
THE SPACE IN BETWEEN is co-directed by Brazilian artist and filmmaker Marco Del Fiol. During the course of the past decade Del Fiol focused on capturing the work of some of the most important contemporary artists of our time, such as Olafur Eliasson, Isaac Julien and Rafael Franca.
“Gritty, raw, beautiful.” PBS – Top Ten Documentaries to watch at SXSW 2016
“Ruminative and filled with stunning widescreen landscapes, the film stands several aesthetic rungs above 2012 doc, The Artist Is Present.” – Austin Chronicle
The Dutch premiere will take place on Wednesday 26 April 19:30h at Rialto Amsterdam with an introduction by a special guest. Further screenings will take place in selected Dutch cinemas in May.
Cracking the Frame
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