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De Humani Corporis Fabrica
Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel • France, Switzerland, USA • 2022 • 118 min • Premieră națională
Focusing on five Parisian hospitals, the documentary reveals that human flesh is an extraordinary landscape that exists only through the gaze and attention of others.
Five centuries ago, anatomist André Vésale opened up the human body to science for the first time in history. Today, De Humani Corporis Fabrica opens the human body to the cinema. It reveals that human flesh is an extraordinary landscape that exists only through the gaze and attention of others. As places of care, suffering and hope, hospitals are laboratories that connect every body in the world. As in all their previous work, directors Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor navigate in the space between beauty and horror, showing us the human body as we have never seen it before.
This film is part of a package that contains multiple films that for the price of one screening. Please consult the program and the respective film pages:

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Meet the Author: Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
Michael Stewart • 205 min
A special event as part of the AFF anniversary edition featuring filmmakers Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor in conversation with anthropologist Michael Stewart.