DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA
Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor / France / 2022 / 115 min
Two of the most radically innovative minds of contemporary cinema are back with an experience unlike anything seen on screen: A high-tech moving image work shot inside the human body.
The duo behind the CPH:DOX winner ‘Leviathan’ (2012) are back with an equally groundbreaking work that breaks the last taboo and is shot inside the human body. We are in a Paris hospital that, like a French ‘The Kingdom’, also seems to have a life of its own. Here, doctors and surgeons perform sophisticated operations on their patients while caretakers perform their nursing duties. By way of high-tech cameras as well as Paravel & Castaing-Taylor’s signature cinematography, we are confronted with a reality that gives embodiment an entirely new meaning. A sensory trip unlike anything you’ve seen on the big screen awaits: an out-of-body experience in reverse from two of modern cinema’s most radically innovative minds.