The Body Fights Back

Local title
Keha võitlus
Title in Russian
Тело дает бой
Original title
The Body Fights Back
Director
Marian Võsumets
Country
Estonia, United Kingdom
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
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"The Body Fights Back" is a feature documentary about five people navigating the paradoxes of diet culture. While promises of happiness, desirability and perfection are irresistible, joy and contentment remain out of reach.

Personal stories from vastly different backgrounds quickly merge into a shockingly similar experience of battling one’s body. Self-starvation and compulsive exercise bring temporary satisfaction, only to be replaced with binging and purging soon after. Surprisingly, none of it has much to do with food.

Featuring exclusive footage from London’s contemporary anti-diet movement and fascinating personal archives, the film offers a unique insight into the complexity of eating disorders, body image struggles and most importantly, the socio-economic realities of health.

Director
Marian Võsumets
Producer
Marian Võsumets
DoP
Fidelia Regina Randmäe, Norman Tamkivi
Composer
Sven Sosnitski
Editor
Joonas Laiapea
Runtime
Language
English
Director
Marian Võsumets

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Screenings

Hall 3 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening011103 / Keha võitlus
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
Q&A guestsRory Thomas Brown, Marian Võsumets, Sven Sosnitski, Indrek Soe, Joonas Laiapea
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Hall 1 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening121502 / Keha võitlus
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
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Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening171204 / Keha võitlus
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
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