Girl Model
dir. David Redmon, Ashley Sabin, USA, 2011, 78 mins
Screening times
May 15 19:00, Kinoteka 2Buy online
May 16 14:30, Kinoteka 3Buy online
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About the film

Who wouldn't want to fly off to the vibrant city of Tokyo if they'd grown up in the poverty and cold of Siberia? Thirteen-year-old Nadja is skin and bones with big blue peepers, and she's had the good fortune to be able to get started as a model in the Japanese capital. It seems like the ideal way of fleeing poverty and shaking off her dowdy image, but it turns out to be harder for her to make her way in Tokyo than she had expected. Nadya's model scout Ashley knows all about it. Resigned to the situation, she observes how the Japanese are obsessed by youth and beauty. She looks back on her career and sees how not every girl in a bikini is really earning her money from photo shoots. Small, personal photo projects give Ashley at least some sense of making a creative contribution to the world. The filmmakers followed the two women, who speak frankly about their lives and represent two extremes of the tough world of modeling; while Nadya's determination to make it as a model intensifies, so does Ashley's ambivalent and pessimistic view of the modeling world.

Wybrane nagrody i festiwale /Selected festivals and awards: 2011 - CPH:DOX Kopenhaga/CPH:DOX Copenhagen, 2011 - MFF Toronto/ Toronto IFF, 2011 - MFF Rzym /Roma IFF, 2011 - FF Tallin (Pöff)/ Tallinn Black Nights FF (Pöff)


Reżyseria/Directed by: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
Producenci/Producers: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
Produkcja/Production: Carnivalesque Films

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Przerażający. Szczerze mówiąc, dominującym moim odczuciem przy oglądaniu filmu było zażenowanie, dlatego z ulgą przyjąłem informację, że bohaterka nie dotarła na zapowiedziane spotkanie po filmie. To byłby dopiero horror - jej konfrontacja z audytorium. Szczerze mówiąc, mam też wątpliwości, czy wszystkie metody realizacji tego filmu były etyczne, nawet biorąc pod uwagę cel. (JL05)