I saw this film the other day, it’s about a photographer who forces her daughter to pose nude as a model.
Only when reading some reviews after I watched the film, I realized that in fact this is a true story! It’s inspired by the relationship Eva Ionesco (the director of the film) had with her mother, the artistic photographer Irina Ionesco whose pictures of her young daughter stirred discussions when they were published back in the 1970s.
“In between the frontier of her sudden rise as a new provocative star and her dull childhood, her fairy tale turns into sufferings. A portrait of the 70’s and a reflection on the limits of artistic creation.”
What I liked the most was the photography of the film, there are such beautiful images in there! It was also really interesting to see how artistic photography was seen 40 years ago. Nowadays we basically photograph and publish everything we want, people are open-minded, but it was not always like that…