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CELLS, 89'35", authors documentary, DCP, 5.1 SR, color, 2013
CELLS is a sticky documentary film about a simple man with a far from simple plan. Dutch-Belgo Martin Uit den Bogaard (67y.) is one of the world’s top 10 bio-artists. Martin’s quest is to get his hands on a new human body part to use in his work while he wrestles to obtain the rights to his own body for his ultimate and final piece, after his death. How can Martin fight the law? Devoid of religious intentions, everything is matter. All matter is continuously moving. But what about intangible things like our soul and our consciousness? This contemplative but humorous documentary confronts us vigorously with our own private life and mortality, the western taboo of death.
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