The Shell @ Babylon Berlin

The Shell @ Babylon Berlin

  • Tue 05 Oct 2021 // 18:30


Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, 10178, Berlin

  • Tue 05.10.2021
    18:30 - 22:00

Free Entry / Freie Eintritt

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Film Screening

Tuesday October 5th, 2021

Babylon Berlin
Rosa-Luxenburg Strasse 30, Berlin

18:30 Drinks and Tacos
20:00 Filmstart
22:00 Q&A
22:30 Drinks


The Shell is an observational documentary that sequences five individuals and their relations- hip with physical pain. Throughout the five chapters Affliction, Compulsion, Rapture, Penance, and Presence preconceived concepts and images of the human body and physical pain are being explored and questioned.

The film portrays a young man with a serious skin disease, a skateboarder compulsively trying to land a trick, a woman giving natural childbirth, a man doing penance during the Holy Week procession while carrying heavy thorn bundles in Taxco, Mexico and a disembodied consciousness floating through Los Angeles.

The powerful images are contrasted with ethereal music, which transcends the suffering on a physical level and invites the viewer to explore the concept of what a human/physical body can be and is able to endure. The Shell confronts the audience’s own discomforts with vibrant shots and musical interludes.