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Marina Abramović in Brazil: The Space in Between (M)

Reviews

“Abramovic faces a string of sacred rituals with her trademark openness, curiosity and audacity.” – LA Times

“The artist’s presence is a gift.” – The Austin Chronicle

Official selection: SXSW Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival and Sydney Underground Film Festival

“This is why I am here, waiting to start my mission”

Marina Abramović travels through Brazil, in search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, experiencing sacred rituals and revealing her creative process. The route is comprised of poignant encounters with healers and sages from the Brazilian countryside, exploring the limits between art and spirituality. The film features healing sessions with the medium John of God in Abadiania, herb healers in Chapada dos Veadeiros, spiritual rituals at Vale do Amanhecer in Brasilia, the strength of religious syncretism in Bahia, ayahuasca in Chapada Diamantina, shamanic processes in Curitiba and energy of crystals in Minas Gerais. This external trip triggers in Marina a profound introspective journey through memories, pain and past experiences.

Why should you see this film?

A mixture between road movie and spiritual thriller, the documentary brings an unprecendented approach of the intimate creative process of one of the most celebrated – and controversial – artists of our time.