Documentary Feature | 118 minutes

HIFF 2022

 World Cinema Documentary

Directed by
Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Produced by
Valentina Novati, Charles Gillibert, Pauline Gygax, Max Karli, Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

2022 | French | France/USA/Switzerland

Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, the duo who brought us the ingenious ethnographic documentary about the fishing industry LEVIATHAN, now turn their lenses inward—and directly into the human body. A mixture of microscope cameras, endoscopic imagery, X-rays, and ultrasound probes reveal the unseen landscapes of our interiors, abstractly beautiful and terrifying. Footage from hospitals across Paris add an air of cool detachment to this surreal exploration of life and death. An innovative and moving meditation on the fragility of our existence, DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA stunned and enthralled viewers in equal measure when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. A Grasshopper Films release.