Directed by Claire Simon
2023, 168 minutes
In Our Body, veteran documentarian 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. We see cancer screenings and fertility appointments, a teenager dealing with an unwanted pregnancy, a trans woman considering the beginnings of menopause. Through these encounters and many more, the specific fears, desires and struggles of these individuals become the health challenges we all face, even the filmmaker herself.
Subjects & Collections
2023 Aging / Gerontology Children & Young Adult Cultural Studies Directed by Women Biology Family Relations Health LGBTQ Medicine Science Human Sexuality Women's Studies
Festivals & Awards
Official Selection - Berlin Film Festival
Official Selection - True / False
Official Selection - MoMA Doc Fortnight
"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
MIRIAM: HOME DELIVERY
An intimate observation of the complete process of home birthing - a trend on the rise in many communities, including Jewish communities practicing Orthodoxy - Miriam: Home Delivery follows a charismatic, Brooklyn-based, home birth midwife who has helped mothers giving birth at home for more than two decades, as she’s on call, and provides care to mothers in various stages of their pregnancies.