Anatomy, directed by Rhys Graham, Amy Gebhardtm and Natasha Gadd, is one of two gay-themed films screening as part of this year’s Sydney Film Festival.

Gorgeously filmed, the three short documentaries that make up the film probe the connection between art and the body.

In Skin, Geoff Ostling’s full body tattoo, a work in progress by Australian artist eX De Medici, is so glorious it raises the question of preservation: how does this form of art survive death?

In Heart, when artist Jacqui Stockdale embarks on a portrait of her long time muse Rose, we witness the changing nature of love within the creative process.

And finally, Muscle explores the strength and fragility of the human body as Jo Lancaster, Simon Yates and Mozes, the three members of performance troupe Acrobat, reveal their emotional and physical struggles with illness, injury and motherhood.

Anatomy screens at Greater Union George St on 14 June at noon. For details of the other gay-themed film grab a copy of the June 19 Sydney Star Observer.

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