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Date(s) - 15/11/2017

Triskel Arts Centre


Documentary | Science | Journey | Faith | Conflict

In Sukhumi, the capital city of the partially recognised, war ravaged state of Abkhazia, there is an institute where monkeys and apes are bred for medical experimentation. The base location for Alexandru Solomon’s profound documentary, the Institute of Experimental Pathology and Therapy resembles a desperate zoo, though it proudly hosts a statue of baboon, which serves as a tribute to primate participants in scientific experimentation around the world. Through interviews with workers at the institute and adopting a detached, observational style, Solomon coaxes out a fascinating history of the research centre and the state. While it features some scenes that may disturb, Tarzan’s Testicles is filmmaking of a different class.

Director: Alexandru Solomon
Producer(s): Ada Solomon, Cedric Bonin, Pascaline Geoffroy
Screenwriter(s): Alexandru Solomon

Country: Romania, France
Languages: Russian, Abkhaz (Subtitled)
Colour: Colour
Duration: 107 minutes
Tickets: €10.00 / €8.50 Concession