Searching Eva

by Pia Hellenthal

International Competition

(Germany / 2019 / 84’)

Model, poet, sex worker. Eva is the one and only, the nobody, the one in a thousand. At the age of 14 she left her suffocating Italian provincial hometown in search of freedom. Like many before her, she landed in Berlin. Capable of re-inventing herself whenever she wants, Eva is the symbol of a fluid generation that tells its tale through social media. But where is the boundary between being and its representation? A follower points out to her that it's as if she were the eternal protagonist of an indie film. And finally... she is. Penetrating into the folds of an identity built online, Pia Hellenthal paints the portrait of a reality in which the concept of a solid and immutable identity is already out of fashion.

 

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