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Fri Feb 24, 2023 – 5:00 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Feb 25, 2023 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center

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Sex Relish (a solo orgasm)

Directed by Anada Safo
Documentary Short
France | 12 min | 2021

In this endless pandemic area, where our sexuality has sometimes had to evolve, has been tested, women from different backgrounds offer their intimate testimonies, addressing their desires and pleasures in solitude.

Avoesis is a two year project in which Mykhailo delve into the essence of natural silence and human existence within it. This short documentary presents a culmination of collective work with Liam Heneghan and Edward Tverdek about this subject through philosophical, spiritual and ecological lenses.

In the documentary, the desert metaphor illustrates the forest of tomorrow while Jesus himself is that perplexing fallen tree. The written word in a notebook is lasting insight perceived throughout times. Silence in the sanctuary swallowed by an urban environment is a portrayal of the Divine’s echo from above – the universe. The reality of universe is silence. That infinite silence is certainly not as captivating as the avoesis of our own precious and unique natural world.

Sex Relish (a solo orgasm) - Poster

Sex Relish (a solo orgasm) - Ananda SafoAnanda Safo
Director

Ananda is a graduate of the ensab (ecole nationale supérieure des arts de bourges), so filmmaking is both a logical outcome and continuation of her relationship with the image.
She has been writing and directing since childhood. Her years of amateur theatre, circus and dance practice have made her more fully conscious of the rhythm of dialogues, of her ability to guide actors as well as developing corporal expression.
Following several fiction and documentary projects in short format, she is working on various scripts, from a creative documentary to a virtual reality animation project, the latter being also her first fiction feature film. She regularly explores musicvideos, with a preference for telling a story. Ananda often chooses to represent a sublimated, refined vision of reality. Its themes are recurrent: the origins of creation, the loneliness of its characters, their disillusionment, their flaws, their doubts, the explosion of their burdens, their hopes

Film Information

Director: Ananda Safo
Country: France
Year: 2021
Language: French
Runtime: 12 min.
Rated:  MA

Credits

Writer: Ananda Safo
Producer: Ten2Ten

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