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Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor





Official Fantàstic Competition

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In 1981, Issei Sagawa was arrested in Paris while trying to get rid of the body of one of his classmates from the Sorbonne, who he had murdered and devoured. Declared mentally unfit, he returned to Japan a free man and still expresses his desire to eat human flesh. A documentary, winner of the Orizzonti Award in Venice, that delves into the intimacies and complex psyche of the cannibal.

Director biography:

Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

They have built a joint filmography within the framework of the Sensory Ethnographic Laboratory at Harvard, with documentaries as fascinating and daring as Leviathan (12) or somniloquies (17). 

Cast & Crew:

FRANCE. 2017 (90 min)

Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Valentina Novati, Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Issei Sagawa

Original Language:

Japanese, French


English, Spanish, Catalan


Day Hour Venues Title Duration
12/10 21:15 Tramuntana Meliá Sitges 91
13/10 15:45 Auditori Meliá Sitges 91


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