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Promotional image for the film Transparent. A pair of hands placing an image printed onto a transparent sheet over another image. The images include: a shell, a wall of a wall, the shape of a fossil, a tree branch, some people moving, a draw image of an animal, the markings of a pencil.

Transparent, Film Still

BFI London Film Festival: Transparent Premiere Sun 16 Oct 2022, 6.15pm

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.

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At BFI Southbank, NFT3

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General: £10

Transparent has also been nominated for the festival’s Short Film Competition and will be free to watch on BFI Player from 5 to 23 October. Read the news page.