a film by Claire Simon
French documentary titan Claire Simon observes the everyday operations of the gynecological ward in a public hospital in Paris. In the process, she questions what it means to live in a woman’s body, filming the diversity, singularity and beauty of patients in all stages of life. Through these many encounters, the specific fears, desires and struggles of these individuals become the health challenges we all face, even the filmmaker herself.
"In the face of resurgent attacks on bodily autonomy around the world, Our Body is an urgent and political project."
–Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter
"An intimate, moving, intelligent doc about the frontlines of women’s healthcare."
–Jessica Kiang, Variety
"A remarkable documentary recalling the work of Frederick Wiseman in its patient, observational style."
–Sight & Sound
"Extraordinarily clear-eyed and heartbreaking."
–Daniel Kasman, MUBI Notebook
"A fascinating journey...both larger than life and deeply personal."
– Jason Gorber, POV Magazine
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Where to watch
Jul 30: Brattle Theater - Cambridge, MA
Aug 4-17: Film Forum - New York, NY
Aug 11-17: Lumiere Cinema - Los Angeles, CA
Aug 11-17: Lark Theater - Larkspur, CA
Aug 11-15: Hot Docs Ted Rogers - Toronto, ON
Aug 18-19: Wexner Center for the Arts - Columbus, OH
Aug 22-23: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center - Westhampton Beach, NY
Aug 25: Lightbox Film Center - Philadelphia, PA
Aug 30-Sep 3: Northwest Film Forum - Seattle, WA
Aug 31-Sep 6: The Cinematheque - Vancouver, BC
Sep 1: Clairidge Theater - Montclair, NJ
Sep 1-7: Film Streams Dundee Theater - Omaha, NE
Sep 5-17: The Film House - St. Catharine's, ON
Sep 8-10: Webster Film Series - St. Louis, MO
Sep 8-14: Jacob Burns Film Center - Pleasantville, NY
Sep 8-14: Center for Contemporary Arts - Santa Fe, NM
Sep 8-14: Digital Gym Cinema - San Diego, CA
Sep 8 & 10: Sonoma Film Institute
Sep 15-21: Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago, IL
Sep 17 & 20: Belcourt Theater - Nashville, TN
Sep 22-24: Portland Museum of Art - Portland, ME
Sep 22 & 24: Cornell Cinema - Ithaca, NY
Sep 27: Union Cinema - Milwaukee, WI
Sep 29-Oct 1: Civic Theatre of Allentown - Allentown, PA
Oct 1: Cleveland Cinematheque - Cleveland, OH
Oct 5: Union Cinema - Milwaukee, WI
Oct 8: Maine Film Center - Waterville, ME
Oct 13-19: DCTV - New York, NY
Oct 20-26: Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center - Lincoln, NE
Oct 20-29: Vermont International Film Festival - Burlington, VT
Festivals & Awards
Official Selection - Berlin Film Festival
Official Selection - True / False
Official Selection - MoMA Doc Fortnight