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 At 14, she gave herself a new name, declared privacy an outdated concept and published her first diary entry online.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.