In His Bold Gaze



DV | 20min | colour | 2.0 | 2020







synopsis
A closeted gay man, his mother, and his lover are caught in a cannibal docudrama, precarious in their relationship between what is on and off screen.

In His Bold Gaze delves into the life of Armin Meiwes, a computer repair technician from Rotenburg, Germany, who in 2001 devoured Bernd Brandes, an engineer from Berlin. Departing from documentary, theatrical, and archival practises, the film re-enacts the infamous case by connecting it to televised and home video cultures from the late 90s.

This film constitutes the second volume of 
Trilogia Canibal - a series of works that make the relation between sexuality and cannibalism their subject. 










production

Near/by film


production support

Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst


development support

Nieuwe Vide


with

Leandro Lefa
Dani Ploeger
Hinke-Ann Eleveld


line production

Nia Konstantinova



sound design

Sergio González Cuervo