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Caniba Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel

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Five years after the shock of Leviathan (RIDM 2012), Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor have made a film that could stir up even more controversy. In the cramped quarters of Issei Sagawa’s tiny apartment, the filmmakers interview their subject in extreme close-up. The partly paralysed, semi-conscious, laconic Sagawa talks about his passion for Disney, Renoir, stuffed animals – and cannibalism. Infamous for having killed and eaten a classmate in France in 1981, Sagawa has since achieved a kind of celebrity, cashing in on his notoriety by writing a manga and porn movies. Neither celebrating nor denying the inherent sensationalism of its subject, Caniba is an unprecedented exploration of the darkest corners of the human psyche.

Presented in collaboration with Fantasia International Film Festival

Caniba

  • Country : France
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : Japanese
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 95 MIN
  • Cinematography : Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel
  • Editing : Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel
  • Production : Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, Valentina Novati, Norte Productions
  • Sound Design : Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, Nao Nakazawa
Filmography of Lucien Castaing-Taylor :

The High Trail (2010)
Bedding Down (2012)
Leviathan (2012)
The Last Judgement (2013)

Filmography of Véréna Paravel :

7 Queens (2008)
Interface Series (2009–2010)
Foreign Parts (2010)
Leviathan (2012)

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