Childhood photos from Nurith Aviv’s family album evoke memories and reflections which lead her to encounters with researches in neuroscience. In her film Poetics of the Brain she weaves associative links between her personal biographical stories and the scientists’ accounts of their work. They discuss topics partly related to her previous films: memory, bilingualism, reading, mirror-neurons, smell, traces of experience.

Credits

Producer: Itai Tamir, Serge Lalou, Farid Rezkallah | Production Company: Laila Films, Les Films D'ici, 24Images | Cast: Yadin Dudai, Vittorio Gallese, Sharon Peperkamp, Laurent Cohen, Noam Sobel, François Ansermet | Camera: Itai Marom, Sophie Cadet, Nurith Aviv | Editing: Laure Saint-Marc, Amir Burenstein | Sound Design: Michael Goorevich | Additional Crew: Animation - Amir Burenstein