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Bodysong Review

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Starting with a baby's conception and moving through childhood to adulthood and finally old age and death, every conceivable aspect of life is captured.

★★★★

Starting with a baby's conception and moving through childhood to adulthood and finally old age and death, Bodysong captures every conceivable aspect of life, taking in everything from food to famine, wartime to pastimes.

While there is no narration, the beautiful and impressively diverse score by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood provides the thread that makes the images cohere into an organic whole. Having used footage from all continents and all decades of the 20th century, this is not only a celebration of the body, but also of the moving image and its unifying power.

That the film is experimental should not discourage potential viewers, as it is 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.

Not only a celebration of the body, but also of the moving image and its unifying power.