Sky Over Water

Céu sobre Água

Obloha nad vodou

  • José Agrippino de Paula
  • Brazil
  • 1978, 20 min
Script: José Agrippino de Paula
Photography: Josè Agrippino de Paula
Editing: Josè Agrippino de Paula
Music: Ravi Shankar
Actors, social actors: <span>Maria Esther Stockler</span>
Producer, Co-producer: José Agrippino de Paula
Color: Colour
Language: Portuguese

In this film, dancer Maria Esther Stockler joins the director to celebrate a ceremony of Creation set against the backdrop of a paradisiacal landscape. The tactile camera glides over human skin and other surface structures; it captures reflections and alternates shots of azure-blue sky and crystal clear water. The body and its movements are both a landscape and a meaningful figure.


José Agrippino de Paula (1937–2007) first captured attention with his film Hitler in the Third World (1968). Most of his works consist of experiments and documentaries associated with dance, native cultures, and martial arts.

Photo Gallery

LIGHT CONE / Christophe Bichon / 157, rue de Crimée / atelier 105 / 41bis Quai de la Loire / 75019 / Paris / France / +33 1 46 59 01 53 / /
Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Udigrudi: Cinema Marginal
Premiere Type: Czech Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
27.10.2017DIOD 23:30


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory