Embrace

Réalisation 2014

07 minutes 25 Secondes

A woman and a man share a timeless moment of intimacy sitting before a vast ocean. Here they muse on the enigmatic immensity of their own destiny, taking us into an ethereal fantasy that is impelled by ardent love, outside of time and the constraints of questioning. Is this a memory, a dream, or an unfulfilled desire?

AWARD

Jury Prize - Festival DesArts//DesCinés 2015

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Written & Directed by Shantala Pèpe
Choreography & Performance Shantala Pèpe & Wilkie Branson
Director of photography Louie Blystad-Collins
Sound composition Rob Saunders
Project assistant Helen Williams
Editing Shantala Pèpe

Images©Louie Blystad-Collins

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

2017

Jacob Burns Film Center - New York, USA
Modena - Italy 2017


2016

Espace à L'Envers - Brussels, Belgium 2016
Lafayette Public Library - CO, USA 2016
FEMCINE - Festival Cine de Mujeres - Chile 2016
No Dialog Film Fest @ Band Films Studio - Bristol, England 2016


2015

Missoula Kinescope - US
InShadow Festival - Lisboa, Portugal
Light Moves Festival - Limerick, Ireland
Tipperary Dance Platform - Ireland
Sans Soucis Festival - Boulder USA
International Dance Film Festival Brussels - Brussels, Belgium
Flatlands Dance film Festival - Nevada, USA
Pool15, International Dance Film Festival Berlin - Germany
Festival DesArts//DesCinés - Saint-Etienne, France
Live at Leeds Festival - England 2015
WASP-Working Art Space and Production - Bucarest, Romania
Shortwaves Dances with Camera, Fundacja Ad Arte - Poznań, Poland
Loikka Dance Film Festival - Helsinki, Finland
Cinedans - Amsterdam, Holland
Oklahoma Dance Film Festival - USA
Festival Hors Cadre, Bright Lights of Belgium - Brussels
University of Michigan - USA
Dance for Camera - New York, USA


2014

Leeds International ScreenDance Competition - England
Dans Kamera Istanbul - Turkey
638 Kilo Tanz Festival - Essen, Germany
Arte 21 Galleria - Almeria, Spain
Cuartel Viejo Espacio de Arte - Nijar, Spain