Director: Claire Simon Run Time: 168 min. Rating: Unrated Release Year: 2023 Language: French w/ English subtitles
Tagline: French documentary titan Claire Simon observes the everyday operations of the gynecological ward in a public hospital in Paris. In the process, she questions what it means to live in a woman’s body, filming the diversity, singularity and beauty of patients in all stages of life. Through these many encounters, the specific fears, desires and struggles of these individuals become the health challenges we all face, even the filmmaker herself.
Critic Quotes: “In the face of resurgent attacks on bodily autonomy around the world, Our Body is an urgent and political project.” –Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter
“An intimate, moving, intelligent doc about the frontlines of women’s healthcare.” –Jessica Kiang, Variety
“A remarkable documentary recalling the work of Frederick Wiseman in its patient, observational style.” –Sight & Sound
“Extraordinarily clear-eyed and heartbreaking.” –Daniel Kasman, MUBI Notebook
“A fascinating journey…both larger than life and deeply personal.” – Jason Gorber, POV Magazine
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