Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival

Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel’s new documentary De Humani Corporis Fabrica will premiere in the Director’s Fortnight section of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

De Humani Corporis Fabrica
Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor
2022, audio-video, 115 minutes

Five centuries ago, Andreas Vesalius opened the human body up to a scientific gaze, marking the inception of modern anatomy. This film seeks to open up the human body to cinema. Our flesh appears as a landscape of unknown forms, which, like all landscapes, subsists only thanks to the attention — by turns benevolent and maleficent — of others. Hospitals emerge not only as spaces of suffering and care, but as laboratories that link all the world’s bodies. The film is a hymn to life, and to death.

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Congratulations, Lucien and Verena!

Film Still from De Humani Corporis Fabrica