There’s certainly a lot to unpack in this trailer for The Book Of Vision. This fantasy-drama won’t be an easy sell to the masses, but who cares about that? The fingerprints of Executive Producer Terrence Malick can certainly be felt on this film by debut director Carlo S. Hintermann and the cinematography by Joerg Widmer certainly looks stunning.
Starring Charles Dance, Lotte Verbeek, Sverrir Gudnason, Isolda Dychauk and Filippo Nigro, The Book Of Vision opens the 35th Venice International Film Critic’s Week in Italy on 3 September 2020.
Eva, a promising young doctor, leaves her brilliant career to study History of Medicine in a remote university. Now is the time for her to call everything into question: her nature, her body, her illness, and her sealed fate. Johan Anmuth is an 18th-century Prussian physician in perpetual conflict between the rise of rationalism and ancient forms of animism. The Book of Vision is a manuscript that sweeps these two existences up, blending them into a never-ending vortex. Far from a proper scientific text, the book contains the hopes, fears, and dreams of more than 1800 patients. Dr. Anmuth truly knew how to listen to his patients, whose spirits still wander through the pages, life and death, merging in a continuous flow. The story of Anmuth and his patients inspire Eva to live her life to the fullest. Nothing expires in its time. Only what you desire is real, not merely what happens.