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‘A beautiful, hypnotic experience that will show all audiences something they have never seen before. Even the most hardened cynic will be filled with a sense of wonder about human existence.' ****Empire Magazine

‘An impressive compilation film' a unique labour of love‚ a dazzling natural ballet.' Variety

‘Extraordinary movie/montage featuring a soundtrack by Radiohead guitarist (Jonny Greenwood)', 'Overall, a powerful and prodigious achievement on the part of all concerned.' **** Uncut



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Awards & Nominations

2004
Interactive BAFTA (British Academy Award for the www.bodysong.com to partner the film)

2004
Best Feature at The Focal International Awards

2004
Ivor Novello Nomination 2004 for the soundtrack

2003
Best Documentary Feature British Independent Film Awards

2003
International Film Festival Rotterdam Nomination Tiger Awards

BFI Collectors Edition
RELEASE MARCH 22, 2010
A standard and a limited DVD edition of Bodysong with short articles by Geoff Andrews, Gareth Evans, William Gibson and Matt Hanson. The limited edition comes with a 200 page book with stills of each piece of archive footage used in the film and a description of the content and provenance of each shot.


Synopsis
A movie that tells the story of an archetypal human life using images taken from All around the World and The Last 100 Years of Cinema.

The images span the microcosm (inside the body), through the individual (the first cry of a new-born baby), to the macrocosm (accumulated archive footage of ritual celebration and the carnage of war).

The editing, music, and the mythic narrative arc of the material is designed to take the viewer on a roller coaster tour of the human body and life cycle. Every possible depiction of the human life from microscopic medical to portraits and newsreels, from births to deaths, are cut to a music track by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead to create a mythic narrative of the arc of a single life.



Limited Edition available at:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bodysong-COLLECTORS-BOOK-Simon-Pummell/dp/B002Y2K2R8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&;s=dvd&qid=1268929562&sr=1-1

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/12699260/Bodysong-Limited-Edition/Product.html







Standard Edition available at:

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/8581751/Bodysong/Product.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bodysong-DVD-Simon-Pummell/dp/B001ORHBCS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&;s=dvd&qid=1268929870&sr=1-5



Trailer

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Website
www.bodysong.com

Year
2003

Length
83’

Financiers
FilmFour
The UK Film Council
The Hospital
The Mill

Director/Scriptwriter
Simon Pummell

Producer
Janine Marmot

Music
Jonny Greenwood

Editor
Daniel Goddard

Search of Images
Ann Hummel
Aileen McAllister

Post-production and SFX
The Mill

Production company
Hot Property Films Ltd.
47 Saint Charles Square
London W10 6EN
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8969 7997
E info@hotpropertyfilms.com
W www.hotpropertyfilms.com

Sales / International Sales
Pathé© International
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London W1W 8AR
United Kingdom
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F +44 207 436 7891
W www.pathe-uk.com