"In the face of resurgent attacks on bodily autonomy around the world, OUR BODY is an urgent and political project." - Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter

"An intimate, moving, intelligent doc about the frontlines of women’s healthcare." - Jessica Kiang, Variety

"Extraordinarily clear-eyed and heartbreaking." - Daniel Kasman, MUBI Notebook

Documentary titan Simon (RÉCRÉATIONS, MIMI) observes the everyday operations of the gynecological ward in a public hospital in Paris. With a clear-eyed and thoughtful lens, Simon explores what it means to live in a woman’s body, filming the diversity, singularity, and beauty of patients in all stages of life. Through these many encounters, the specific fears, desires, and struggles of these individuals become the health challenges we all face, even the filmmaker herself. Brimming with compassion, and with a pace and tone that recalls the work of Frederick Wiseman, OUR BODY is a remarkable examination of life. Film Center exclusive.

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Caligari Film Award, Berlin International Film Festival
Nominee - Documentary Award, Berlin International Film Festival

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