The Ferryman

International Feature Film Selections Hong Kong Premiere

The Ferryman

France / 2016 / 71 mins / DCP / English / Chinese subtitles / Hong Kong Premiere

Narrated by legendary performance artist Marina Abramović with score created by composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, The Ferryman is a lush visual and choreographic journey into the animistic roots of rituals, dance and sculpture, and their contemporary relevance. Rich with metaphors, Belgian-French choreographer and dancer Damien Jalet takes the viewer on an outlandish journey as a half-deer, half-hunter character across the threshold between worlds.  Filmed in the stunning volcanic landscapes of Bali, Japan and Scotland and inside the oldest sections of the Louvre Museum in Paris, the ancestral spiritual bond between men and nature is portrayed here through a series of striking ceremonies (trance, cremations and sacrifices rituals in Bali, mountain worship in Japan) and contemporary dance performances. Oneiric and raw, blurring the line between archaic and contemporary, The Ferryman is both a fascinating documentary and a work of art of breathtaking beauty.

Choreographer & Performance
Damien JALET
Voice & Performance
Original Music
Award & Nomination

Outstanding Achievement in Dance Film Award, 'Choreoscope - Barcelona Dance Film Festival', 2018

Screening details

10/9/2022 [Sat]
Broadway Cinematheque