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The Body

  • Documentary Film
  • s.d.
  • Slovenia, North Macedonia, France, Croatia

In this story of denial and acceptance, a poetic and intimate journey of one women’s endeavour to understand her body’s needs is portrayed. She – a piano student with a career as a fashion model – gives birth to a daughter. In the summer of 2004, they visit her friends in Macedonia during a month-long trip through the remote parts of Macedonian nature. After the trip, her immune system collapses f

In this story of denial and acceptance, a poetic and intimate journey of one women’s endeavour to understand her body’s needs is portrayed. She – a piano student with a career as a fashion model – gives birth to a daughter. In the summer of 2004, they visit her friends in Macedonia during a month-long trip through the remote parts of Macedonian nature. After the trip, her immune system collapses for the first time. If she wants to help her body survive, she needs to understand her emotions. We witness a woman excavating the interior world of her body and feelings, universal to all of us. During her unique fifteen-year journey of loss, survival, rebirth, and renewal from her mid-twenties to her forties, she becomes a survivor, a beautiful woman, and a person who acknowledges life’s challenges. Her honest and witty approach encourages us to rethink our dialogue with ourselves. The Body inspires us to reflect on what is happening within our own bodies: while we might be in perfect control of our minds, our bodies might take surprising turns towards the unknown.

Director Petra Seliškar
Cast Mitko Filev, Urška Filev, Zoja Filev
Director'ss statement

With this film I wish to inspire the need for an internal dialogue with oneself, which is difficult to harness in the contemporary materialistic society with its lack of peacefulness, harmony, and con

With this film I wish to inspire the need for an internal dialogue with oneself, which is difficult to harness in the contemporary materialistic society with its lack of peacefulness, harmony, and connection with the nature’s pace of seasons and rhythm. Despite all the critical moments, the film exudes and radiates life.

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Alternative title
The Body (english)
Production countries
Slovenia, North Macedonia, France, Croatia
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