“Sonnet 44” is a cinematic experimental short film of dance, poetry, music & motion graphics, featuring words of William Shakespeare, filmed and directed by Thomas Freundlich.
Filmed and Directed by: Thomas Freundlich
Produced by: Lumikinos Production & Art Slow
Camera: Eero Heinonen
Music by: Egidija Medekšaitė
“Sonnet 44” by William Shakespeare
“If the dull substance of my flesh were thought,
Injurious distance should not stop my way;
For then despite of space I would be brought,
From limits far remote where thou dost stay.
No matter then although my foot did stand
Upon the farthest earth removed from thee;
For nimble thought can jump both sea and land
As soon as think the place where he would be.
But ah! thought kills me that I am not thought,
To leap large lengths of miles when thou art gone,
But that so much of earth and water wrought
I must attend time’s leisure with my moan,
Receiving nought by elements so slow
But heavy tears, badges of either’s woe.”
Filmed in Helsinki, Finland