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VÉRÉNA PARAVEL AND LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR: REFOCUSING THE SUBJECT

By Pamela Biénzobas

Humans, animals, landscapes, machines… There has always been a clear hierarchy among the subjects according to their nature, in any kind of discourse. And of course in the creation of art – with cinema, and documentary cinema, not being an exception. Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor have been challenging that hierarchy for the past decade, in a body of work that a homage held at the 20th edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival allowed to revisit.

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TIFF 2017: WAVELENGHTS. CANIBA DE LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR Y VERENA PARAVEL

Por José Sarmiento

Para todo aquel que conoce la historia de Issei Sagawa (un caníbal japonés que mató y comió a su compañera de clase Renée Hartevelt, y que luego fuera puesto en libertad por razones de locura), revisitar el casi relato mítico a través de los lentes de Castaing-Taylor y Paravel (el dueto detrás de la extraordinaria Leviathan) es una suerte de válvula de escape, una experiencia catártica dentro del reino íntimo de uno de los personajes más peculiarres y estremecedores de la humanidad, pero a la vez es una lección de humanidasd, de escucha y de percepción.

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Film Festival Reports

TIFF 2017: WAVELENGTHS. CANIBA BY LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR AND VERENA PARAVEL

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

As someone who knows the story of Issei Sagawa (a Japanese cannibal who killed and ate his classmate Renée Hartevelt, and was subsequently released by reasons of insanity), revisiting the almost mythical tale yet again trough the lenses of Castaing-Taylor and Paravel (the duo behind the extraordinary Leviathan) is something of a release valve, a cathartic experience into the intimate realm of one of mankind mos peculiar and disturbing characters, but also a lesson on humanity, on perception and listening

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