Marina Abramovic in Brazil: The Space in Between

Marco Del Fiol | Documentary

2016 | 86 minutes | Brazil

Marina Abramović travels through Brazil in search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, experiencing sacred rituals and revealing her creative process.


Marina Abramović travels through Brazil in search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, experiencing sacred rituals and revealing her creative process. The route is comprised of poignant encounters with healers and sages from the Brazilian countryside, exploring the limits between art and spirituality. The film features healing sessions with the medium John of God in Abadiania, herb healers in Chapada dos Veadeiros, spiritual rituals at Vale do Amanhecer in Brasilia, the strength of religious syncretism in Bahia, ayahuasca in Chapada Diamantina, shamanic processes in Curitiba and energy of crystals in Minas Gerais. This external trip triggers in Marina a profound introspective journey through memories, pain, and past experiences. A mixture between road movie and spiritual thriller, the documentary brings an unprecedented approach of the intimate creative process of one of the most important artists of our time.


"Gritty, raw,'s certainly worth a try." — Tom Roston, PBS

"One of the most unique offerings to sneak into this year's SXSW Film Festival" — Bryn Gelbart, IndieWire

"Director Marco del Fiol creates a mesmeric profile of the performance artist's deeply introspective wanderings." — Marlow Stern, Jen Yamato, The Daily Beast

"The Space In Between exposes such exotic worlds; it's a love letter to personal exploration." — Jeffrey Marlow, Discover Magazine

"One of the most stunning films I've ever seen... Profound message of spiritual performance." — Samantha Marz, Amileah Sutliff, The Daily Cardinal

"Filled with stunning widescreen landscapes." — Sean L. Malin, Austin Chronicle

Main credits

Barcinski, Fabiana Werneck (screenwriter)
Fiol, Marco del (screenwriter)
Fiol, Marco del (film director)
Pinho, Minom (film producer)
Pinho, Jasmin (film producer)
Abramović, Marina (screenwriter)
Abramović, Marina (on-screen participant)

Other credits

Cinematography, Cauê Ito; editors, Marco Del Fiol, Marco Korodi; music, O Grivo.

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South by Southwest Festival
BFI London Film Festival
Moscow International Film Festival
Sydney Underground Film Festival
Durban International Film Festival
Biografilm Festival
Festival de Cine de Bogotá


DIRECTOR: Marco Del Fiol


YEAR: 2016

GENRE: Documentary

LANGUAGE: English; Portuguese

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: High School, College, Adults



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