« The Journey » is a 14½ hour documentary film by Peter Watkins, made between the years 1983 and 1985 on several contin...
The operating theater is a documentary film on the initiation rites of an apprentice surgeon in the operating block at a university hospital.
The operating theater is a documentary film on the initiation rites of an apprentice surgeon in the operating block at a university hospital. To witness the steps of this process is to discover a strange and foreign world in which we are transient guests. The operating block is a microcosm nestled in the heart of the hospital machine. There, surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical technologists, nurses and aids mend lives daily. Chronicles of death and human ingenuity, ambition and pettiness, generosity, fear and black humor are written here. The operating theater stages the vital substance of life.
With Valentina ZEILE,
The Latvian-born artist Valentina Zeile, who has a museum dedicated to her work in Riga, has been based in Paris for 30 years. Here, she realises a clay sculpture of a male torso from a live model before the cameras.