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LABORAT

By Guillaume Cailleau

21', 16mm

2014

SYNOPSIS

A mouse is put to sleep, operated on, scanned in MRI, vivisected. It dies. It is a standard procedure in a lab, a meticulous routine. Single gestures are repeated over an over again. A small film crew documents the work of the lab crew. Both crews follow their own protocol, preoccupied by their tools, their repeated actions. A film is constructed which documents scientific experiments, but also experiments with its own complicity in the procedures: it dissects itself and makes it‘s own structure apparent. Between the lines, the distance to the object is lifted. The object becomes the subject, the viewer an accomplice. The images are seductive, the discomfort overwhelming.

ARTISTIC AND TECHNICAL TEAM

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AWARDS

Silver Bear, Prize of the Jury, 64. International Film Festival Berlin

Jury Award, Flexfest 2015

SCREENINGS

64. International Film Festival Berlin (Shorts Competition), World Premiere

PRESS KIT PDF

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