ASHES OF GOD (AS CINZAS DE DEUS)
First feature dance film, '73 - Choreographer and Movement Director
Inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses, Ashes Of God (As Cinzas de Deus) is a visual poem that merges the languages of dance and cinema, featuring a cast of award-winning Brazilian dancers. Post-produced at Pinewood Studios with a haunting soundtrack mixed by Kid Loco. The film was shot in cinema-scope by award-winning British director of photography Marcus Waterloo and features a sound design supervised by Academy-Award® and multiple BAFTA winner Glenn Freemantle (‘Gravity’). Directed by Andre Semenza and Fernanda Lippi, founders of critically acclaimed Anglo-Brazilian physical theatre company Zikzira, makers of ‘Ashes of God’. Produced and distributed by Maverick Motion Ltd
As Cinzas de Deus is a visual poem in a universe of realities. Set in the ruins of an abandoned, once grandiose 19th century city in Brazil, the film follows a woman returning to a world of memory and feeling, where characters - perhaps ‘trapped souls’ – are living and re-living moments from an unspecified past. In search for answers and completion she penetrates their dream-like reality, absorbs them, challenges them, releases them. Their memory bank gradually erased, they disappear into the ether. In a climactic finale she confronts her own personal nemesis. She survives the life-and-death confrontation, and, left behind, she dances alone, immersed in dust and eternity.
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