Sea Without Shore

Experimental Fiction

sws2A rhythmically captivating exploration of love and loss at the fin-de-siècle. An amorous relationship between two women abruptly cut short. Dissolving under the impact of the loss of her soul mate, the surviving lover is drawn into the depths of mid-winter forests, into spheres of the subconscious, initiated by unknown forces. There is no return. The stream-of-consciousness narration, a collage of poetic fragments, features words by 16th century lesbian poet Katherine Philips, 19th century fin de siècle poets Renée Vivien and Algernon Charles Swinburne whose agnostic, visionary poetry lend the film a hypnotic quality.

Livia Rangel
Fernanda Lippi
Anna Mesquita af Sillén
Ankie Hermansson
Marcela Rosas
Directed by Andre Semenza and Fernanda Lippi
Director of Photography: Marcus Waterloo
Sound supervisor: Glenn Freemantle
Marketing Supervisor: Andy Dockett


DCP 2.35:1 Scope
Length: 01:31:02
UK 2015


"A Cinematic Masterpiece. A hypnotic must-see "
The Culture Trip *****

"A lyrical and entrancing meditation on loss. Surrender to its spell"
The Guardian ***

"Absolutely stunning"

"Achieves austere beauty and daunting intensity"
Sight & Sound

"A truly cinematic work, extending the bounds of the art. It will haunt the viewer for a long time after it ends"
Eye for Film
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