Sueño de Noche de Verano (1984)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, Dance, Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Spain, UK  |  
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This off-beat interpretation of Shakespeare's similarly off-beat play is a low-budget, cinematic version of the Lindsay Kemp Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Not just a reproduction of Shakespeare, the players use mime, songs, and dances to make their happy way through the long night -- with a certain amount of bare skin and even ambiguous slants on gender (is Titania male or female or both?). Inventive and outrageous in parts, this unique film does quite well, especially considering that it was shot in less than two weeks.

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fantasy, mime, reality, sexual