Short film by Bernardo Zanotta
Production: near/by film
A staged adaptation of Michel de Montaigne’s essay, Of Cannibals. The film oscillates between contradictory spaces of freedom and oppression, exploring the frictions between theatrical and cinematic modes, and tensions between the domestic and feral.
The film is the third volume of Zanotta’s Cannibal Trilogy: three experimental works which draw reference to the shared history between cannibalism and homosexuality.
Heart of Hunger, the first volume, won a Silver Leopard at the International Short Competition of the 71st Locarno Film Festival and is now screening in festivals and venues in Europe and abroad. The second volume, In His Bold Gaze, is currently in release.