A dark psychological tale, The Sentiment of The Flesh
finds two young medical students who are sexually attracted to each other which leads to a dark obsession with their shared fascination with the human body. In the tradition of David Cronenberg s Dead Ringers
, The Sentiment of The Flesh
delves into erotic fetishes that turn into a bizarre game of pushing sexual boundries.
About the Director
After having worked as an assistant editor for films as I love you
and Il banchetto di Platone
, by Marco Ferreri, Bitter Moon
by Roman Polanski amongst many others, Roberto Garzelli directed his first two shorts films: John
, which traveled around the world winning prizes in many festivals and Dadow, which also won over a dozen prizes in some French and international festivals.
In 2002, he wrote and directed a TV drama for Arte France; La place de l autre
with Michael Lonsdale. He continued with an astonishing documentary, also broadcast on Arte; My Death In All Its States
, which won the First prize at the Escales Documentary Film Festival in La Rochelle. In this movie he explores with humor what happens to the bodies after death. The idea of his first feature movie The Sentiment Of The Flesh
was born out of this documentary.