De Humani Corporis Fabrica

De Humani Corporis Fabrica

France / 2022 / 118 min. / NR

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.


A Grasshopper Film and Gratitude Films Co-Release.

  • Director

    Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

  • "[A] fascinating and probing look at modern surgery."

    — Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
  • "A movie that simply has everything: sadness and humor, death (at the morgue) and birth (when we see a Caesarean section), camaraderie and coldness."

    — Ben Kenigsberg,
  • "The magic of Paravel and Castaing-Taylor’s work is that so much of it is open for abstract interpretation, and this magnificent new one is no exception."

    — David Jenkins, Little White Lies

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