Director(s): Verena Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Fest Year: 2018


Runtime: 1:37

In Person: directors Verena Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor

In 1981, while a graduate student in Paris, Issei Sagawa murdered and cannibalized a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt. First institutionalized then released without charges on grounds of insanity, Sagawa now lives outside of Tokyo under the care of his brother, Jun, who harbors shocking secrets of his own. 2013 True Vision honorees Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Leviathan, T/F 2013) return with this distressing chamber piece that grants us entrance to Sagawa’s apartment but questions whether we can truly understand the man inside. We are immersed in the habitat of an admitted cannibal, frail of body, and the one person left in the world who may truly love him. (AS)

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