Film Screening in the Presence of Director Pia Hellenthal
Eva, 25, an Italian living in Berlin, leads a public life with all its consequences. At the age of 14 she gave herself a new name, declared privacy an outdated concept and published her first diary entry online.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 diverse identities: cat owner, poet, sex worker, bisexual, ex-junkie, feminist, anarchist, model, virgin…
She grew up on the Internet, where she turned her self-search into a public spectacle that raises the question of what exactly “a woman has to be”. Her reality is virtual and life is “something like an indie film” – a subjective construction directed by herself.
Pia Hellenthal is an author and director of fictional and documentary films. In 2013 she graduated from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne with a degree in media arts. For her debut film SEARCHING EVA she received the Gerd Ruge Scholarship, the Goethe Institute Film Residency in Beirut and took part in the dok.incubator Workshop 2018.