As Cinzas de Deus is a visual poem in a universe of realities.The film follows a woman, Helo, returning to an abandoned, once grandiose city in Brazil, entering dense layers of the subconscious and memory fragments.She encounters characters - perhaps ‘trapped souls’ - perpetually reenacting moments and situations from an unspecified past. She penetrates their dream-like reality, interacts with them, heals them, challenges them, releases them.Their circumstance is transformed by her arrival. Their memory bank gradually erased, they disappear into the ether.In a climactic finale Helo confronts her own personal nemesis. She survives the life-and-death confrontation, and, left behind, she dances alone, immersed in dust and eternity.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Studied at London International Film School, several dance films, documentaries, founder of Maverick Motion www.maverickmotion.com