Previously at the ICA - Films
23 Apr 2017
This screening is the UK premiere of Docile Bodies and is followed by a Skype Q&A with directors Diego Gachassin and Matías Scarvaci, hosted by Kieron Corless of Sight & Sound.
A raw and moving film, Docile Bodies explores the experience of marginalisation in the criminal justice system. Following the complex relationship between lawyer Alfredo Garcia Kalb and two of his young clients, the film takes viewers into the Argentinian legal world, laying bare its processes, the penalties it imposes and the painful consequences for the two men and their families.
Here, the line between the personal and professional is often blurred. As it builds up a complex picture of the lawyer’s role, the film asks us to reflect on the ethics of the law, questioning what is allowed and what is forbidden.
Docile Bodies (Los Cuerpos Dociles), dir. Diego Gachassin and Matías Scarvaci , Argentina/ Brazil 2016, 75 mins, Spanish with English subtitles
Please note that the above multi-buy deals and festival passes are only valid for film screenings, not talks or special events.
The Argentinian focus programme on Sunday 23 April is presented in association and with the support of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.
Frames of Representation (FoR): New Visions for Documentary Cinema 2017 is presented in academic partnership with CHASE (Consortium for the Arts and Humanities South-East England)