in his bold gaze

DV | 20min | colour | 2.0 | 2020

A 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. 

selected festival screenings

(2020) Queer Lisboa - Lisbon, Portugal 


Near/by film

production support

Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

development support

Nieuwe Vide


Leandro Lefa
Dani Ploeger
Hinke-Ann Eleveld

produced by

Manon Bovenkerk

line production

Nia Konstantinova

sound design

Sergio González Cuervo