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THE BOOK OF VISION

by Carlo Hintermann

synopsis

Eva, a promising young doctor, leaves her brilliant career to study History of Medicine in a remote Campus because she is sick of everyone worrying about her. During her “escape”, she concentrates her research with the help of her tutor, Henry, on The Book of Vision, written by Johan Anmuth, an 18th- century Prussian doctor. The Book of Vision is not a proper scientific text; rather it contains the hopes, fears, and dreams of more than 1800 patients. The patients’ spirits still wander through the pages. The book hides a mystery. Life and death are both part of a continuous flow.

international title: The Book of Vision
original title: The Book of Vision
country: Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Carlo Hintermann
film run: 120'
screenplay: Carlo Hintermann, Marco Saura
cast: Charles Dance, Lotte Verbeek, Sverrir Gudnason, Isolda Dychauk, Filippo Nigro, Giselda Volodi, Justin Korovkin, Douglas Dean
cinematography by: Jörg Widmer
film editing: Piero Lassandro
art director: David Crank
costumes designer: Mariano Tufano
music: Mario Salvucci, Hanan Townshend
producer: Gerardo Panichi, Diana Elbaum, Philipp Kreuzer, Terrence Malick
production: Citrullo International, Entre Chien et Loup, Luminous Arts Productions, RAI Cinema
backing: MiBACT (IT)
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