Hofesh Shechter’s iconic stage work Political Mother explodes onto the screen as an unplugged, unapologetic and exhilarating new short film. From behind the lens, Shechter brings Battersea Arts Centre’s imposing architecture and intimate spaces centre stage, immersing audiences within a fragile world of raw emotions as a group of individuals struggle against the complex structures that define their world, and ours. Directed, choreographed, composed and filmed by Hofesh Shechter, Political Mother: The Final Cut gets under the skin of the original, bringing a fresh, new dance energy to the screen. Set against a backdrop of Shay Hamias’ animations and Shechter’s cinematic score, performed by Shechter II, a new generation of exciting world-class dancers. A film not to be missed.
★★★★ “This seminal work arrived with the force of a punch, the visceral pulse of its drum-beat hitting your chest and ears, the bright lights and surging dance blinding you in a frenzy of movement.” – Sarah Crompton, The Guardian
Note: Political Mother: The Final Cut is only available for streaming in California