Searching Eva

a film by Pia Hellenthal

Searching Eva

2019 | 84:00 min

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"I dedicate my life to showing the world that one can pretend to be whoever they want." Eva, 25 - drifter, Berliner, pet-owner, poet, sex worker, virgo, recovering addict, housewife, feminist, model – declared privacy an outdated concept at the age of 14. This is the tale of a young woman growing up in the age of the internet, turning the search for oneself into a public spectacle, challenging you on what a woman 'should be'. Through her fragmented personalities you see the emergence of a generation, in which the concept of a fxed identity has grown old. A portrait of modern existence.
nominated for the German Documentary Award

69 Berlinale PANORAMA, Germany - world premiere
CPH:DOX Copenhagen, Denmark
Audience Award - Outview Queer Festival Athens, Greece
26 Hot Docs Toronto, Canada
34 DOK.fest Munich, Germany
Jeonju IFF, South Korea
Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Poland
nominated for German Documentary Award 2019 - SWR DOKU FESTIVAL
IFF Cologne
43 Duisburger Filmwoche
IDFA - Best of Fests
Cast and Crew
  • Director Pia Hellenthal
  • Producer Erik Winker, Martin Roelly
  • Director of Photography Janis Mazuch
  • Editor Yana Höhnerbach
  • Sound Design Marcus Zilz
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