Special Screenings

Opening film: Fairytale

Alexander Sokurov | Duration 78 min.

„Once upon a time there were two vagabonds... no... three... No, it’s four... But there were others, many different ones... I knew them. For a long time. But with them I felt cramped. Then something happened and they disappeared. At night I could hear voices, fragments of complex questions, moans, the howl of millions of voices... An inexplicable excitement seized me...”

Closing film: De Humani Corporis Fabrica

Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor | Duration 115 min.

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.