"The Cypress Dance” springs from our interest in the immanent transformations of the body driven by dreams and desire, love and death, in their lucid and ghostly variants. Embracing the influence of imagination in the encounter with nature, it brings to light relationships of continuity and discontinuity with other beings and elements, as it follows the movements of a family circle. Mariana appears to us in her solitude, a woman and painter, at the height of her search for pleasure and desire, committed to artistic representations and her family life. Witty figures of strangeness, eroticism and violence emerge. Mariana, Henrique, Artur and Rafael, together or individually, find themselves in mutual projections and symbiotic relationships, in the days spent outdoors and in imaginary places. A sensorial portrait, which combines simple relationships of contact and affection, exploratory moments in nature and creations of the spirit.

[2020] FIDMarseille International Film Festival Marseille [France]
[2020] Festival Phare [France]
[2020] IndieLisboa International Film Festival [Portugal]
[2020] Berwick International Film Festival [United Kingdom]
[2020] Lima Alterna International Film Festival [Peru]
[2020] Curtas Vila do Conde [Portugal]
[2020] UNDERDOX Film Festival [Germany]
[2020] Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival [Greece]
[2020] Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português [Portugal]
[2020] Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival [Germany]
[2020] Porto/Post/Doc [Portugal]
[2021] Frontera Sur Film Festival [Chile]
[2021] Entre Olhares - Mostra de Cinema Português [Portugal]
[2023] New Horizons Film Festival [Poland]

Documentary, Fiction, Experimental
2020, Portugal, 37’

Script: Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela
Cinematography: Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela
Sound: Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela
Editing: Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela
Music: Eyvind Kang, Jessilka Kenney
Production: Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela