Bodysong

Excellent movie/montage with unique soundtrack

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OPENS DECEMBER 5, CERT 18, 83 MINS

Using footage culled from 100 years of moving images, Bodysong, brainchild of writer/director Simon Pummell, attempts to depict the life cycle on screen. There’s no dialogue, no subtitles?simply an epic segue of images of childbirth, bonding, sex, rites of passage and violence. The film stands or falls by the quality of the footage, but it’s a tribute to the researchers that apart from a couple of famous sequences, including the demonstrator obstructing the tank in Tiananmen Square, these images are as unfamiliar as they are striking. Taken from home movies, research institutions and old Path

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