The Crossing - A Poem to Siddhartha

The Crossing - A Poem to Siddhartha, is a poetic and oneiric film that unites fantasy to approach the trajectory of Antônio, a young man in a continuous process of transformation and inner re-elaboration.

Through the eyes of an intimate narrator, the film invites us to enter Antonio's path of reflections and questionings during his process of analysis and self-discovery, revealing his anguish, adventures, and concerns about his life story and the paths he has walked and has yet to walk. Stripped of any mask, Antônio reveals his fragility, his fears, longings, and pain during the process of his awakening.

The Crossing - A Poem to Siddhartha is a true philosophical and existential treatise on the human condition in its process of understanding and polishing its own persona, having as free inspiration the life story and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.

  • Ander Simões
  • Ander Simões
  • Ander Simões
  • Bruno Fernandes
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  • Camila Falcão
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    A Travessia - Um Poema Para Sidarta
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    8 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 2, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
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Distribution Information
  • O2 Play
    Country: Brazil
    Rights: Paid TV
Director Biography - Ander Simões

In the artistic market for over 20 years, Ander Simões is a director, producer, writer, actor and screenwriter, having been responsible for the creation, direction and production of artistic projects.
Some of his works are the audiovisual performance "Benjamin - Performance Manifesto"; the videoart “Caminho Noir"; the experimental mini-doc "No Caminho - Junho de 2013", the shows "Sô não, Sô?" and "O Contador de Histórias e os Anjos da Última Flor", in addition to video art and other works.
He developed his body techniques and actor directing through laboratory and research in the methodologies of Jerzy Grotowski, working with director Jadranka Andjelic (DAH Theater - Serbia), disciple of Eugenio Barba and Torgeir Wethal (Odin Teatret - Denmark) and through Yoga practice.

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