Claire Simon’s Gynecological Ward Doc “Our Body” Acquired by Cinema Guild

“Our Body” has secured North American distribution following its world premiere at last month’s Berlinale. Cinema Guild scored rights to Claire Simon’s look inside a public hospital’s gynecological ward. Deadline reports that the documentary is expected to hit theaters later this year.

Offering a glimpse inside the “everyday operations” of the Paris ward, “Our Body” “questions what it means to live in a woman’s body, filming the diversity, singularity, and beauty of patients in all stages of life. We see cancer screenings and fertility appointments, a teenager dealing with an unwanted pregnancy, a trans woman considering the beginnings of menopause. Through these encounters and many more, the specific fears, desires, and struggles of these individuals become the health challenges we all face, even the filmmaker herself,” the source teases.

The film recently screened at MoMA’s Doc Fortnight as well as True/False Film Fest.

“We’ve long been impressed by Claire Simon’s rigorous and compassionate approach to filmmaking and are so excited for the chance to bring her latest the U.S.,” said Cinema Guild President Peter Kelly. “’Our Body’ displays a filmmaker at the peak of her powers. It raises so many questions that women everywhere face and that couldn’t be more critical to our own national discourse.”

Simon’s other films include “I Want to Talk About Duras” and “The Competition.”

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