SPIRIT OF A DISSECTION

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SPIRIT OF A DISSECTION IS A JOURNEY TO THE LIMITS OF OUR EXISTENCE STARTED AT THE ANATOMICAL INSTITUTE OF HALLE (SAALE) IN GERMANY. ANATOMY CLAIMS TO BE THE PLACE 'WHERE DEATH IS PLEASED TO HELP THE LIVING'.

HERE, THE CORPSES OF VOLUNTARY DONORS GET DISSECTED INTO THEIR SMALLEST UNITS.

TALKING TO AN ANATOMIST, HER EMPLOYEES AND BODY DONORS, ‘SPIRIT OF A DISSECTION’ ENROLLS VERY PERSONAL THOUGHTS ABOUT DEATH AND THE HUMAN EXISTENCE. IT SOON GETS CLEAR THAT, DESPITE A PROFESSIONAL DISTANCE TO THE CORPSE, THE STORY OF THE BODY DONOR WILL ALWAYS BE PRESENT. 

DIRECTOR IRIS FEGERL PRODUCTION COMPANY FABW

PRODUCER MARVIN RÖSSLER DOP MAX CHRISTMANN

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

2016 - FIKE FESTIVAL, PORTUGAL          # BEST DOCUMENTARY

2015 - EUGANEA FILMFESTIVAL, ITALY

2015 - FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE, GERMANY

2015 - ALTER-NATIVE 23, ROMANIA