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How To Be A Perfect Human

A woman performs her daily routines while striving to live up to the new Covid-19 measurements with perfection. Inspired by Jorgen Leth’s “The Perfect Human” the film reflects on the reality we all are facing in the times of a pandemic.

How To Be a Perfect Human is a short documentary essay using choreographed body language to visualise collective experiences from the Covid-19 lockdown. Through the main character the film depicts how the Covid-19 restrictions have affected our daily routines, such as how to wash our hands, sanitise personal items and what to wear, as well as how we relate to others in private and public spaces.

Inspired by Jorgen Leth’s sociological approach in the short film The Perfect Human (1967), the film questions how and what it means to be a perfect human in the uncertain times of a pandemic.

The Netherlands, Denmark | 2020 | 13 min

CAST: Maia Elisabeth Sorensen, Mitch Thar, Stephan Blumenschein

SCREENPLAY: Kristina Daurova, Maia Elisabeth Sorensen


EDITING: Kristina Daurova, Maia Elisabeth Sorensen

SOUND: Niek de Wit, Janne Laine

Friday 22.4. / 13:15h / ZAAL 2

Special Guest: Filmmakers Kristina Daurova, Eliane Esther Bots, Alma Imamovic


Cinedans FEST, The Netherlands 2021 – World premiere 

CPH:DOX, Denmark 2021 – International premiere