Searching Eva


Director: Pia Hellenthal

Label: Darling Berlin

Type: Movie (Documentary)

Genre: Documentary

Year: 2019

Rating: FSK 16

Format: DVD


Eva, 25, an Italian living in Berlin, leads a public life, with all the consequences. At 14, she gave herself a new name, declared privacy an outdated concept and published her first diary entry online. Since then, she has shared her life with the whole world, down to the most intimate detail. She lives multiple identities: cat owner, poet, sex worker, bisexual, ex-junkie, feminist, anarchist, model, star sign Virgou…. She came of age on the Internet, where she turned her search for self into a public spectacle that raises the question of what “a woman is supposed to be, exactly.” Her reality is virtual and life is “something like an indie film” – a subjective construction under her own direction.

We jump from Berlin to her old homeland Italy, from Mexico to Athens, as if clicking through her Instagram profile. Eva walks in fashion shows in Paris, gets massaged by sugar daddies in bourgeois hotels, takes drugs, blow-dries her girlfriend’s hair, plays with her cat. Rather than following a narrative thread, the film revolves around issues that Eva’s life raises on its own: Questions of sexuality, gender, the concept of work, and that of a fixed identity. In her blog posts, traces of thoughts and fragments of ideas, Eva demonstrates her acumen and disarming honesty.

A film beyond all conventions, challenging in its subject matter and visually and aesthetically fascinating. One dives into Eva’s worlds and comes out changed.

Further Information
© 2019 Darling Berlin / UCM.ONE

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Weight 0,3 kg


Searching Eva

Germany 2019

Aspect ratio: 16:9 – 1.77:1
Length: 1 hour and 24 minutes

Director: Pia Hellenthal

Protagonist: Eva Collé

Production Company: Corso Film and Television Production

Coproductions: Vice Studios, ZDF (Das kleine Fernsehspiel)

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DVD | Aspect ratio: 16:9 – 1.77:1 | Running time: 1 hour and 24 minutes | Sound format: Italian (DD 5.1 Stereo), German (DD 5.1 Stereo), English (DD 5.1 Stereo) | Subtitles: German, English | Genre: Drama, Comedy | FSK 12

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