Ariel

95 min 8 s
Laura Bari

Ariel is a living embodiment of the ongoing duel between man and machine. When he was just 33, his legs were shredded by an industrial dough mixer in Mendoza, Argentina. But from that point on, he began to rediscover the meaning of freedom, devoting his life to rebuilding his broken identity, keeping his family and designing his own artificial legs. In this intimate and metaphoric portrait, director Laura Bari (Antoine) melds eight years of Ariel’s singular transhumanity. Juxtaposing daily life with inner, dreamlike worlds, Bari pushes the boundaries between the real and the imaginary.