Leave Your Body

  • Lab
    • Autre / Other
  • Production year 2021
  • Production format 16 mm
  • Screening format Video
  • Duration 4′
  • Leave Your Body

  • a Film
  • by Natasha Cantwell
  • Description (english) Shot on 16mm film, within the constraints of Melbourne’s rolling COVID-19 lockdowns, ‘Leave Your Body’ features the apartment where the filmmaker has spent the better part of 2020 and 2021. However, where she sees a prison, her partner Sean sees a sanctuary. To him these five rooms are a fortress, not only protecting them from the virus, but also from the social pressure to interact with strangers. Portraying a fictitious version of himself (as well as the film’s various intruders) he defends his solitude while quietly losing touch with reality. ‘Leave Your Body’ is a celebration of isolation, but also an acknowledgement that the longer confinement continues the harder it will be to rejoin society.
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