Siobhan Davies’ new film streams on BFI Player as part of the BFI London Film Festival’s Short Film Competition.
In this dazzling autobiographical collage, Siobhan Davies unravels the complex processes and influences that underpin her life’s work in dance.
Transparent is a gentle manifesto and a visionary work of art itself. At the heart of the film are the reflections of dancer and choreographer Siobhan Davies as she unravels the complex processes that underpin a life’s work in dance. At the same time she looks far beyond herself, touching upon the histories of movement embedded in each of us, allowing the watcher to enter a descriptive world and feel the weight of their own body – walking or turning or falling. The images in the film echo Davies’ thoughts, showing the physical fluidity and depth of movement between all things.
Transparent was made by Siobhan Davies in collaboration with David Hinton and Hugo Glendinning, and produced by Pinky Ghundale.
Transparent will premiere at BFI Southbank on Sunday 16 October in the London Film Festival 2022. Read the news page.