“Sonnet 44”: A Cinematic Experimental Dance Film Featuring William Shakespeare Directed By Thomas Freundlich (2013)

“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

Website:  http://www.freundlich.org/

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