The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

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Body of Truth

Germany | 2019 | 95 min
English, German | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Börres Weiffenbach
Director: Evelyn Schels


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Canadian Premiere

Hailing from very different cultures and backgrounds, each marked by the major conflicts of our time, four artists—Marina Abramovic, Sigalit Landau, Shirin Neshat and Katharina Sieverding—share a creative vision for a work reflecting their individual and collective stories. The four artists use their bodies to speak the truth they carry inside, inspired by their political struggles and by their pasts fraught with violence and repression. Premiering in Canada, this documentary by Evelyn Schels is richly illustrated with archival footage. It draws us deep into the creative universe and physicality of these women redefining the frontiers of art.

DOC NYC, USA (2019)
Filmfest Hamburg, Germany (2019)
Kasseler Dokfest, Germany (2019)
Cracking The Frame, Pays-Bas (2020)


Evelyn Schels

Author and director of documentary lms for German Public Television ARD and ARTE. Teacher at Academy of Film, Munich. Studied Literature and Art, PhD. Lives and works in Munich and Paris.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Georg Baselitz (2013) ; Salz Im Mokka (2010) ; ...Und Die Liebe Kommt Spater (2007) ; Aber Die Sehnsucht Bleibt (2004) ; Zeit Der Hoffnungen (2003)

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