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still Hospital (Frederick Wiseman, US 1970)

Hospital

Frederick Wiseman / US, 1970 / 82 min.

Classic fly-on-the-wall documentary maker Frederick Wiseman is a friend of the film making duo of Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. In 1970, he recorded the daily events at the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, just like Paravel and Castaing-Taylor did some 50 years’ later with their film De Humani Corporis Fabrica shot at Parisian hospitals.

poster Hospital (Frederick Wiseman, US 1970)
What’s it like at the accident and emergency department of a New York hospital? Direct Cinema director Frederick Wiseman who, with his background as a lawyer, was interested in the inner workings of the public institutions serving Americans, grabbed his camera and filmed dozens of hours of footage at the Metropolitan Hospital.

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Director

Frederick Wiseman

Production year

1970

Country

US

Original title

Hospital

Length

82 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NONE

Format

35mm

Part of

Paravel & Castaing-Taylor

Eye Filmmuseum presents Cosmic Realism, the first retrospective featuring the works of Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. Trained as anthropologists, they merge anthropology, documentaries, and visual arts in their craft. The exhibition takes the viewer past seven immersive installations in which the development of the makers can be followed.

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