Laborat

Laborat | director Guillaume Cailleau | Alemania | 2014 | 21 min

FRIDAY 4 | UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN – FORO UC | 16:00 HRS | 79 MIN
(total running time) (English subtitles)
TUESDAY 8 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SCR. 5 | 19:30 HRS | 79 MIN (total
running time) (English subtitles)

Distribution: Light Cone

Synopsis
A mouse is put to sleep, operated on, scanned in MRI, vivisected. It dies. It is a standard
procedure in a lab, a meticulous routine. Single gestures are repeated over an over again.
It is impossible to tell them apart, as it is impossible to tell apart, or count, the mice subject
to them. A small film crew documents the work of the lab crew. Both crews follow their own protocol, preoccupied by their tools, their repeated actions. A film is constructed which documents scientific experiments, but also experiments with its own complicity in the procedures: it dissects itself and makes it‘s own structure apparent. Between the lines, the distance to the object is lifted. The object becomes the subject, the viewer an accomplice. The images are seductive, the discomfort overwhelming.