(Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2017, United States/France, 97 min.)
In the succès de scandale of the True/False Film Festival 2018, Caniba is a visceral documentary exploration of the mind of Issei Sagawa, who, as a grad student in 1981 France, killed and began eating his Dutch classmate, Renée Harteveldt. The new film from the Sensory Ethnography Laboratory at Harvard University and directors Paravel and Castaing-Taylor, who together helmed the WFS alumnus Leviathan, Caniba spends most of its runtime in uncomfortably close quarters with Mr. Sagawa and his brother, Jun—you’ve never seen close-ups quite like these—and finds about seventeen different ways to be unpleasant. Consider your trigger warned.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Sunday, February 17 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119