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Anatomia Publica by Man Drake / Tomeo Vergès (Spain / France, 60 min)

A story of strange, fractured relationships in the aftermath of war. Returning from the army after being presumed dead, a soldier comes home to find his wife remarried. Performed in an intense style that bridges physical theatre and dance, a three-way relationship unfolds. Inspired by autobiographical details and by filmmaker Martin Arnold’s work on mechanical breakdowns, jolts and short-circuits, the cast’s movements are broken down into their constituent parts. Appearing hysterical and obsessive-compulsive, they stutter and fidget, before suddenly freezing like statues. Founded in 1992, Man Drake put an absurdist spin on the everyday – this show is another example of that playful approach.