The Ferryman is a cinematic and choreographic exploration of the animistic roots of rituals, dance and sculpture, and their relevance nowadays.
Through the journey of a half-deer, half-hunter character, the film is a metaphoric, poetic and visceral six-step ascent of a mountain, considered here a place of birth and death. Filmed in the stunning landscape of volcanic islands such as Bali, Japan and Scotland, as well as in Louvre museum, the ancestral and complex relationship of men and nature, often seen as a gateway between visible and invisible worlds, is portrayed here through a series of striking ceremonies, contemporary dance performances excerpts and words, narrated by performance artist Marina Abramović.
Between documentary and fiction, this 70-minute film, sometimes hauntingly scored by composer Ryuchi Sakamoto, is a fascinating, reflective and singular travel through the borders of the worlds.
Film Gilles Delmas
Choreography, performance Damien Jalet
With the participation Marina Abramovic, Ryuichi Sakamoto
With Hoshino Fumihiro, Aimilios Arapoglou, Mirai Moriyama, Aakash Odedra, Clara Furey, the ensemble of Sebatu
Editing Marc Boyer
Co-production Lardux films, TVM cineplume, staatstheater Darmstadt
Duration 70 minutes