LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR & VÉRÉNA PARAVEL | FRANCE & JAPAN 2017, 95m | 3:30PM, SATURDAY 21 JULY
Caniba may be tough to take in, but you’d have a difficult time finding another film that contains this much fascinating and terrible humanity.
– Dan Sullivan, Cinema Scope
Caniba is a fresco about flesh and desire. It reflects on the discomfiting significance of cannibalism in human existence through the prism of one Japanese man, Issei Sagawa, and his mysterious relationship with his brother and carer, Jun Sagawa. Moving away from the whirlwind cinematography of Leviathan towards a malevloant drifting camera that binds us in close intoxicating proximity to Issei Sagawa, filmmakers Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel again push documentary and ethnographic filmmaking to its limits.
Courtesy of Elle Driver
Japanese with English subtitles
Co-Presented with the Australian Cinémathèque.
This is a free screening taking place at the Australian Cinémathèque, GoMA, as part of the retrospective Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel: Flesh of the World.