EN - "How thin is the human skin? What does it hide behind? The leather bag of apocalypse." An introspective essay on the notion of the human body, stripped of the clichés. Layer-by-layer the film digs down in order to reach answers to the proposed questions: what is body, what is illness and finally what is death? A journey through the history of medicine and medical imaging, a reflection on the recent death of the director’s mother in post Soviet Russia. Getting under the skin of the viewer, this film is an attempt to comprehend the complex subject of corporeality. The title Bile refers to the physical and mental conditions of the human being. In fact black bile comes from the old Greek for melancholy. 'Melas Kholè'.


Title Bile
Original title Bile
Status In post-production
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs , Experimental
Genre Creative documentary
Year 2019


Photography Patrick Stevens
Editing Ira A. Goryainova
Sound Ira A. Goryainova
Music hypnoskull
Mix Bart van de Werken
Graphic design Anastasiya Vysotskaya

Technical specs

Running time film 63'
Release format DCP
Other available formats DCP
Aspect ratio 1:1/85
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour and black-white
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), RITCS School of Arts

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Last edited on 18 April 2019

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Director Ira A. Goryainova
Producers Peter Krüger
Writers Ira A. Goryainova

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