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Sea Without Shore

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A 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.

Sea Without Shore is set in remote forest landscapes and interiors in rural 19th century Sweden and was photographed in cinema-scope by award-winning British director of photography, Marcus Waterloo with a sound design supervised by Academy-Award® and multiple BAFTA winner Glenn Freemantle (‘Gravity’).