Mercury Cinema – from Thursday March 15
“Gritty, raw, beautiful” – PBS – Top 10 Documentaries to Watch at SXSW
“One of the most unique offerings to sneak into this year’s SXSW Film Festival” – IndieWire
“Filled with stunning widescreen landscapes” – Austin Chronicle
“Director Marco del Fiol creates a mesmeric profile of the performance artist’s deeply introspective wanderings” – The Daily Beast – SXSW 2016’s Biggest Stars
Dir. by Marco del Fiol, Brazil, 2016. 87 min | Documentary
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. A mixture between road movie and spiritual thriller, the documentary brings an unprecedented approach of the intimate creative process of one of the most important artists of our time.