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On Beauty

On Beauty

These films deal with beauty, whether its young women trying to become models, turning to plastic surgery to achieve a desired look or how to make food look as desirable as possible.

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  • Ballerina

    Directed by Bertrand Norman • Documentary • With Diana Vishneva, Svetlana Zakharova, Ulyana Lopatkina, Alina Somova and Evgenia Obraztsova. • 2006 • 77 minutes

    In the grand tradition of the Ballets Russes comes a portrait of five Russian ballerinas from the Mariinsky Theatre (also known as the K...

  • Beauty in Trouble

    Directed by Jan Hrebejk • Drama • With Anna Geislerová, Josef Abrhám, Jana Brejchová • 2006 • 110 minutes

    Beauty in Trouble explores a young woman’s romantic dilemma: torn between a primal connection and the need to provide for her children, she loves two men. Set against the back drop of the ...

  • An Eye for Beauty

    Directed by Denys Arcand • Drama • With Éric Bruneau, Mélanie Thierry, Melanie Merkosky • 2014 • 102 minutes

    Luc is a brilliant young architect with a budding reputation. Opinionated, charming, and confident, he lives with his beautiful wife in the stunning countryside of Quebec. Luc’s seemingly...

  • Girl Model

    Directed by David Redmon & Ashley Sabin • Documentary • With Ashley Arbaugh, Olivia Arben, Rachel Blais, Tigran Khachatrain, Nadya Vall • 2012 • 77 minutes

    Girl Model explores how young girls are discovered in obscure corners of the globe and initiated into the high stakes modeling industry. Thi...

  • Teeth

    Directed by Alice Arnold • Documentary • 2007 • 26 minutes

    The vital importance of an attractive smile, accented by gleaming white teeth, is repeatedly emphasized in all forms of contemporary consumer culture. This film is an amusing but informative look at the psychological, social and economic...

  • Made Over in America

    Directed by Bernadette Wegenstein & Geoffrey Alan Rhodes • Documentary • 2007 • 65 minutes

    In the age of surgically enhanced beauty and reality television, how do we perceive body image? MADE OVER IN AMERICA combines the style of reality television with experimental film to weave together the vo...

  • On Beauty

    Directed by Joanna Rudnick • Documentary • With Rick Guidotti • 2014 • 31 minutes

    ON BEAUTY is the latest film from award-winning filmmaker Joanna Rudnick and Chicago’s Kartemquin Films. The film looks at beauty through the lens of fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who highlights vibrant indiv...

  • La Petite Lili

    Directed by Claude Miller • Drama • With Ludivine Sagnier, Nicole Garcia, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Robinson Stévenin, Julie Depardieu, Yves Jacques, Michel Piccoli. • 2003 • 100 minutes

    Ludivine Sagnier stars as Lili, the love and muse of an idealistic young filmmaker in this mod...

  • Tokyo Idols

    Directed by Kyoko Miyake • Documentary • 2017 • 88 minutes

    "IDOLS" has fast become a phenomenon in Japan as girl bands and pop music permeate Japanese life. TOKYO IDOLS—an eye-opening film gets at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet ...

  • Your Name in Cellulite

    Directed by Gail Noonan • Animation • 1995 • 6 minutes

    A wickedly funny satire about the disparity between a woman's natural beauty and the ideal promoted by the mega-billion dollar advertising industry, this animated film shows us how far we will go to change the shape of our bodies to meet the...

  • Food Design

    Directed by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer • Documentary • 2009 • 52 minutes

    The sound of sausage: When a bite produces a distinct crunch, they taste particularly good. Fish sticks, on the other hand, don't make such great noises, but they can be arranged nicely in the pan. And is it me...

  • Beyond Boobs

    Directed by Kristen Vermilyea & Stéphane Correa • Documentary • 2018 • 52 minutes

    After lugging the ‘girls’ around for more than 25 years, Kristen is ready to let them go. The decision to get the operation makes it obvious that her breasts are really much more than just a physical attribute – th...