Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Festivales de Buenos Aires

Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Beauty
Original Title Schönheit
English Title Beauty
Director Carolin Schmitz
Year 2012
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 90'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Carolin Schmitz
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Hajo Schomerus
  • Edición / Editing: Stefan Oliveira-Pita
  • Producción / Producer: Titus Kreyenberg
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Unafilm
More info:


Testimonies from all kinds of people are placed in front of the camera all throughout Beauty. All the people here are linked by the fact that they all went through some surgical procedure in order to improve their looks, and they all lend not just their voice but their bodies as an empiric work field. There’s a story behind every scalpel, and they’re all different. The reasons are diverse, and the first person narration reveals each one’s desire and reasons for modifying their body. And so, the stories of surgical procedures –from a doctor injecting himself something to erase forehead marks to a women who leads a group of operated women who assist those willing to have surgery– intertwine the central topic of this film about the quest for beauty. At the same time, the film offers to go through and rethink some other parallel issues, like the barrier separating medical treatment from aesthetic fanaticism, the need to be pretty, and the desire of approval.


Schedule for this film

12 Apr / 15:00 h
sold out
sold out
14 Apr / 19:15 h
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sold out
18 Apr / 19:15 h
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sold out


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