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Poetics of the Brain

by
Nurith Aviv

2015 / 66 minutes / Production : 24 images, Les Films d’ici, Laila FILms (Israel) / Broadcasting : Zdf/Arte, KTO / Distribution : Margo Cinema

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Childhood photos from Nurith Aviv’s family album evoke memories and reflections which lead her to encounters with researches in neuroscience.


In her film Poetics of the Brain she weaves associative links between her personal biographical stories and the scientists’ accounts of their work. They discuss topics partly related to her previous films: memory, bilingualism, reading, mirror-neurons, smell, traces of experience.

Theatrical release : France (December 2015, Visa n°143452)
́DVD edition : Potemkine (April 2016)

  • Selection :
    • Retrospective Nurith Aviv, BPI Centre Pompidou, Paris, novembre 2015 (avant-première)
    • LUSSAS Les États Généraux du Documentaire
    • PARIS Festival Pariscience