Identity of the Soul


Identity of the Soul

with Vanessa Redgrave reading poetry
by Henrik Ibsen and Mahmoud Darwish

A unique 5-screen cinematic event, interpreting epic Norwegian and Palestinian poetry, with stunning images filmed around the world and an original fusion soundtrack of Scandinavian and Arabian influences and contemporary electronic rhythms.
Following its critically acclaimed West Bank, Qatar and Norwegian tour, Thomas Høegh’s Identity of the Soul can be experienced at the opening of the Cambridge Film Festival and in select cinemas around the UK throughout the Autumn. The event features Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s epic poem “Terje Vigen” and renowned Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish’s “A Soldier Dreams of White Lilies” read by Vanessa Redgrave, against a backdrop of stunning images filmed around the world, and an original fusion soundtrack of Scandinavian and Arabian influences and contemporary electronic rhythms.
The 60-minute work, to be shown on a unique set up of five screens specially installed in the auditorium, explores moral choices, revenge and reconciliation. The visuals comprise new material and footage from the BFI National Archive, and allow the audience to step into a landscape and be absorbed by the sounds and images, while being invited to address questions about the nature of choices in life.
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Cinema Tour Schedule:
17th, 18th, 20th, 21st & 22nd September
Cambridge Film
26th September, 12pm
Curzon Mayfair, London
Box office: 0871 7033 989
27th September, 2pm
Ritzy Cinema, Brixton
Box office: 0871 704 2065
3rd October, 4pm
Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton
Box office: 0871 704 2056
6th October, 6.30pm
Exeter Picturehouse, Exeter
Box office: 0871 704 2057
8th October, 6.45pm
Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Southampton
Box office: 0871 704 2060
7th November, 3.30pm
The Cameo, Edinburgh
Box office: 0871 704 2052
10th November, 6.45pm
Scala, Prestatyn
Box office: 01745 850 197
17th November, 6.45pm
Regal Picturehouse, Henley
Box office: 0871 704 2064
For further information contact Allison Livingstone and Arts Alliance Media on:
T: 020 7751 7535
Press Reviews
"The show is an invitation to the audience to step into landscapes where the action could take place and to put themselves into the shoes of the protagonists and ask themselves what they would have done. It is our job as artists to provoke people to think for themselves and leave it to others to preach and educate." Thomas Høegh, Director
"Identity of the Soul immerses the audience in music, imagery and poetry; all designed to assault and seduce them, on a scale that is intensely emotional, sensitive and thought provoking." Qatar Tribune
“The images are dynamic, the transitions elegant and combined with modern technology they drive the poems forward in unexpected and original ways.” Telemarksavisa (Norway)
About Arts Alliance Media
Arts Alliance Media, based in London, Paris and Amsterdam, is Europe's leading provider of digital distribution services, committed to building the largest digital cinema delivery network in Europe, and to supply digital content - films, alternative programming and live events. AAM provides end-to-end digital cinema solutions encompassing equipment selection, financing and integration, operator training, installation and support, and content management and delivery. The company's in-house digital cinema lab has mastered over 550 digital titles to date. AAM also sources, manages and promotes 'Alternative Content' programming for cinemas.  AAM was founded in 2003 by Thomas Høegh who serves as Chairman of the board.


Published Date - 17/09/2009