24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Pia Hellenthal
original title: Searching Eva
running time: 84 min.
synopsisLiberal-minded twenty-five-year-old Eva lives in Berlin, and none of the words used to describe her alternative life are entirely accurate. She is a wanderer, poet, lesbian, prostitute, virgin, housewife, drug addict, and model who decided at age fourteen that privacy was an outdated concept. Thanks to social networks, which she uses to permanently present herself to the public, we see primarily those characteristics by which she defines herself in opposition to majority society: an absolute openness in terms of showing physicality, sexuality, and drug use. Searching Eva is not just about the search for a woman whose body (and soul) have become a public spectacle; it is a multilayered film essay that explores female identity as such.
biographyPia Hellenthal (1985) earned her degree in media and fine arts from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne in 2013. Her films have been shown at numerous international film festivals, and she made the shortlist for the Teddy Award at the Berlinale and earned a special mention at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen.
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|producer:||Erik Winker, Martin Roelly|
|script:||Giorgia Malatrasi, Pia Hellenthal|
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