DESCRIPCIÓN: In a mysteriously abandoned house, a body dances its memories.Rite of Passage is a sensory exploration of the act of becoming, of transformation and the search for one’s identity. An experimental film featuring improvised Butoh dance and rare found footage, it invites us to embark on a visceral and reflective journey about the relation to one’s memories and the place of transformation.
What binds us to the past? What are our own private rites of passage? How can the body express the sometimes violent nature of change? What is the act of “becoming”?
- IDIOMA ORIGINAL: Sin diálogos
- IDIOMA DE SUBTÍTULOS: ninguno
- AÑO DE PRODUCCIÓN: 2014
- PAÍS DE PRODUCCIÓN: Francia/Malasia
- Dirección: Juliette Yu-Ming i
- DURACIÓN: 10´ 55´´
Singapore-born, Brazil-based, Juliette Yu-Ming is a visual artist and anthropologist. She holds a Master’s in Anthropology and Development from the London School of Economics and studied filmmaking at the Darcy Ribeiro Film School and contemporary art as a scholar at the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts, both in Rio de Janeiro. As a Butoh dancer, she has performed on the street and for the stage in Rio and Singapore. The very energy that drives her Butoh journey feeds into her films which are highly personal and formally experimental. She creates videodance, videoart, narrative fiction and documentaries but her work mostly moves restlessly between these categories. Her films have won several awards and have been screened at over 40 international festivals in more than 20 countries, including Experiments in Cinema (USA), Brésil en Mouvement (France), IX International Butoh Festival (Thailand), Danxica Int’l Contemporary Dance Festival (Mexico), Festival Cinema Esquema Novo (Brasil), Cinemaissi (Finland), Women in Film and TV Showcase Awards (USA). Juliette is currently working on her latest hybrid animated docu-fiction film “BALTICA”.