Pellington moves beyond the limitations of narrative to get at something more primitive and raw.

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The Severing

The Severing, from acclaimed filmmaker Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies), is a visceral and powerful feature-length dance film. This cathartic movement piece was created in collaboration with the brilliant choreographer Nina McNeely (Gaspar Noe’s Climax), rising Dutch cinematographer Evelin Van Rei, and editor Sergio Pinheiro. Inspired by the Wim Wenders' film Pina, Pellington was interested in expressing feelings and emotions through a ‘narrative of movement and text,’ told through the physical expression of dancers’ bodies and souls. Grief is physical and lies in the body, in our very DNA, which makes movement the ideal way to communicate it. In Pellington’s words, “It’s the way to express what it feels like to be severed or to feel nothing. The film is a cathartic reencounter for anybody who’s felt loss, or isolation, or struggled with these themes: fear, reconnection, isolation.”
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Drama, Dance, Horror, Culture Vulture
Mark Pellington
Danny Axley, Allison Fletcher, Maija Knapp, Courtney Scarr, Ryan Spencer, Blake Miller
Kyle Bain, Film Threat

'The Severing' is a twisted tale of love, isolation, struggle, silence, and more. However, this story isn’t told like your typical narrative, as writer/director Mark Pellington utilizes modern, unique movements and text. One-of-a-kind dance conveys emotion beyond what many might believe to be ...

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