Men show films & women their tits

I rarely post movie trailers. But this one is so original and unusual in its concept I don’t want you to miss it. Also Lisa Glock, a good friend of me, did a nice job with the screenplay. Make sure to also check and like the facebook page.

“… the idea for the story originated from a very personal conflict: on the one hand I was pleased about being invited to Cannes as a young female director, on the other hand I had to deal with the question how realistic chances actually are for a female filmmaker to set foot in the film business. So I used my invitation for Cannes to shoot a new film on site. A film with a main character who embodies this rare but important image of women: talented, self-assured and combative.” – Isabell Šuba

This film was an experiment with reality. Isabell Šuba hired actress Anne Haug and passed her identity for the whole course of the festival to her. This meant in concrete terms: Anne Haug was accredited as Isabell Šuba and kept all official appointments for her. Thus it was possible for the “real” Isabell to become more sensitive for the whole situation and accompany herself as a filmmaker to the greatest film festival in the world.

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Šuba developed the plot together with the writer Lisa Glock. Fixed appointments, such as press interviews and the short film premiere organised by Germanfilms provided a framework and were incorporated into the treatment. Similarly, accommodation and general sites of the festival were known, so they could be included and used as shooting locations. Although we obtained some permissions to film beforehand, in most cases we fought for settings like guerrillas. Every time visitors or celebrities became aware of our shooting we disguised our project as a documentary about the festival so that nobody became suspicious.

The film was solely financed by a successful crowdfunding campaign on “Startnext”. In the end, 250 supporters donated 9.000 Euros. The collected money was almost entirely spent for the wages of the elaborate postproduction. The actors and the crew worked without any fees – their motivation was their belief in the idea and the wish to set an example.

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Short synopsis

Isabell Šuba has made it: one of her short films is in the line-up of the Cannes film festival. However, her initial enthusiasm is quickly dampened upon arrival. Not a single movie in the competition has been directed by a woman! Isabel‘s concerns seem affirmed: The film business demands women to gear up instead of dressing up low cut.

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Hi, I am an art director based in Berlin, Germany. I'm always searching for visual stunning or conceptually interesting pieces of art.

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