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The Structure of the Human Body

  • Director: Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
  • Producer: Valentina Novati, Charles Gillibert, Pauline Gygax, Max Karli, Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
  • Screenplay: Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
  • Cinematographer: Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Synopsis: 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 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 everybody in the world.


Directors Bio: Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor collaborate as filmmakers at the Sensory Ethnography Laboratory, Harvard University. Their films and installations have been screened in prestigious festivals such as AFI, BAFICI, Berlin, CPH:DOX, Locarno, New York, Toronto and Venice. In 2013, their film ‘Leviathan’ received the FIPRESCI Award at Locarno. ‘De Humani Corporis Fabrica’ is their fourth film together.


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Official Selection: Cannes International Film Festival | TIFF | BFI London |The Vancouver International Film Festival


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