EVA - a visual essay on the female body

Nominated for

Best Short Documentary

Directed by

Emma Kristine Sylvest Ishøy

9' • Denmark • 2021

English

‘EVA’ is a visualization of women's self-perception as a result of their bodily experiences. It illustrates what it’s like to be a woman and to have a female body in the Western world - about the complexities and the contrasts; about being the subject of societal surveillance; and about learning to love and accept oneself. While ‘EVA’ is a tribute to the diversity of the female body, and to the vulnerabilities and strengths of women, the short film is also a testimony and a call to look at the woman differently - in a different light. In ‘EVA’, you’re invited to look beyond the preconceived notions and cultural assumptions that you have about the female body. You have to see the female body for what it is - and hear about it for what it does, and for what it’s capable of.