Issei Sagawa

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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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