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Searching Eva

Pia Hellenthal, 83 min

Germany, 2019

Searching Eva

Punk and performative film about an outsider diva in the age of the internet. 25-year-old Eva lives in Berlin and shapes her life while she lives it.

Poet, sex worker, model, feminist, bisexual and drug addict. Meet Eva - a young woman, who lives out all her inner contradictions. 'I have devoted my life to showing the world that you can be whoever you want to be,' as she states about herself. And she lives up to her motto! With Berlin as her chosen home, the 25-year-old outsider diva drifts around the city like a protagonist in a film about her life, while she observes herself both from the inside and the outside. Strong and vulnerable at the same time. Eva flirts with both life and death, while documenting her restless existence through pictures - and through the many tattoos that cover more and more of her body. The young filmmaker Pia Hellenthal has brought together a film crew that consists almost entirely of women, and has created a film at eye level with its protagonist and her contemporaries. 'Searching Eva' is a punk and performative documentary about modern identity in the age of the internet. And a feminist middle finger to any expectation that identity is fixed.

Director: Pia Hellenthal
Country: Germany
Year: 2019
Running time: 83 min
Dialogue: English, Italian, German
Category: Dox:Award
Tags: Erotic Sexuality Feminism Edgy LGBTQ
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Producer: Daniela Dieterich, Erik Winker
Production Company: CORSO Film- und Fernsehproduktion
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