The Astronauts Bodies (Germany / 74mins / 2017) by Alisa Berger
Carnegie Institution for Science
Washington, DC
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The Astronauts Bodies (Germany / 74mins / 2017) by Alisa Berger
Key Cast: Lars Rudolph, Zita Aretz, Béla Gabor Lenz, Luzie Nadjafi

When his two mature children Anton and Linda start leaving the house, after graduation, father Michael stops taking care of his body. Anton takes part in a bed-rest-study to contribute to space-traveling, while Linda is in search of her first sexual experience.

A poetic story about dreams to go to space and about the beauty of the human body.

Directors Statement:
In my experimental feature film The Astronauts Bodies I am concerned with the beauty and sadness of the decaying body, the collective dream of going to space and the effects of zero-gravity on the body. I was interested in the romanticized idea of lightness and zero-gravity as a strange paradoxical collective desire, to overcome Earths gravity which seems to be some kind of a heavy and pulling down bond.


Carnegie Institution for Science (View)
Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States


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