• LONGING FOR BEAUTY

    LONGING FOR BEAUTY

    license film

LONGING FOR BEAUTY

a film by Julian Benedikt

LONGING FOR BEAUTY

Germany | 2010 | 84:00 min

Original Title:
SEHNSUCHT NACH SCHÖNHEIT

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
What is beautiful and who defines it? How far will people go to conform to ideals of beauty? Are there societal advantages to being beautiful? The film tells the life stories of three people who consider themselves confronted with severe facial disfigurement or the wish for further beautification. The film sets out to continually pose the timeless, and yet in the ‘zeitgeist’, question about the nature of beauty from ethical and aesthetic points of view. In doing so, it will weave the stories of the three central characters into the context of the film’s overall theme. The conflict between one’s own appearance and society’s expectations and norms is a constant part of the story. In his documentary LONGING FOR BEAUTY Julian Benedikt examines the significance outward appearance has gained in our society today and looks for the essence of beauty.
In the course of this journey, we will meet some of the most important and successful plastic surgeons of our time as consulting specialists. They will help us understand a branch of medicine where craft, science and art converge – but that these days is often in the media headlights, while remaining misunderstood. Representatives from the worlds of society and culture will also contribute to this ongoing debate.
Festivals/Awards
IDFA Amsterdam, Hofer Filmtage, Solothurn
Cast and Crew
  • Director Julian Benedikt
  • Director of Photography Frank Griebe
  • Editor Dominik Förster
Original Languages

German

Production Company
BENEDIKT PICTURES FILM&MEDIA PRODUCTIONS
Rotbuchenstrasse 1, 81547 München

Phone: +49 89 140101200

Phone: +49 89 140101209

office@benediktpictures.com
http://www.benediktpictures.com
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