• The Pageant

    The Pageant

    .
  • The Pageant

    The Pageant

    .
  • The Pageant

    The Pageant

    .

The Pageant

a film by Eytan Ipeker

The Pageant

Turkey, France, Israel, Germany | 2020 | 83:00 min

Formal Categories

Gender History Society War / Peace

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
Every year since 2011, a unique beauty contest takes place in Haifa. The contestants are female survivors of the Holocaust. In order to become “Miss Holocaust Survivor”, they train with an ex-beauty queen who teach them how to catwalk on the red carpet. At the climatic moment of the night, the survivors have to impress a jury with their life stories and their traumatic memories. This surreal event is sponsored by a right-wing Evangelical organization. Focusing on the story of Sophie Leibowitz who participates to honor her recently deceased sister, “The Pageant” explores how memory, politics and spectacle are interconnected.


Festivals/Awards
2020
Visions du Réel, Nyon - Compétition Internationale Longs Métrages
Sarajevo Film Festival - Documentary Competition
Jerusalem International Film Festival
Odessa International Film Festival - European Documentary Competition
Istanbul Film Festival - National Documentary Competition
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival - National Documentary Competition
Human Rights Film Festival Lugano
Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote
İstanbul Modern Sinema


Cast and Crew
  • Director Eytan Ipeker
  • Producer Yoel Meranda (yoelmeranda) (Kamara - Turkey), Carine Chichkowsky (Survivance - France), Eitan Mansuri (Spiro Films - Israel), Jonathan Doweck (Spiro Films - Israel), Kristina Konrad (weltfilm gmbh)
  • Director of Photography Itay Marom
  • Sound Design  Emmanuel Soland
Original Languages

Hebrew

English

Russian

Co-Production Company
weltfilm GmbH
Germany
www.weltfilm.com
Links / Reference
Menu Icon Menu Icon Arrow Icon Arrow Icon Plus Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Minus Icon HFF Logo HFF Logo