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Interactive BAFTA (British Academy Award for the www.bodysong.com to partner the film)
Best Feature at The Focal International Awards
Ivor Novello Nomination 2004 for the soundtrack
Best Documentary Feature British Independent Film Awards
International Film Festival Rotterdam Nomination Tiger Awards
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.
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.