Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 04/30/2011

Saturday Vids: Ideal Women

Elena Rossini is a film director, cinematographer and editor from Italy. She’s also a really awesome woman who is working on multiple feminist projects, including a documentary about the manipulation of women’s bodies in our culture (The Illusionists) and an awesome blog (No Country for Young Women) that works to connect women across generations (that I happen to have been featured on). One of my favorite works of Elena’s, however, is her short film “Ideal Women” which was commissioned by ARTE/the Louvre Museum’s project “4 Semaines” and which I was lucky enough to see at the Endangered Species Summit. Enjoy!

Ideal Women from Elena Rossini on Vimeo.

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  • Marlene @ at 3:27 pm, April 30th, 2011

    I loved how it showed realistic bodies with more superficial ones. There is really a change in pressure and in expectations for women and the movie contrasts them wonderfully.

  • Elena @ at 1:34 pm, May 6th, 2011

    Thank you so much for the kind words and for posting this, Julie. I really appreciate your support :) Keep up the amazing work!

  • Hope @ at 5:55 am, July 14th, 2011

    That’s so intense. I’ve never seen magazine covers compared to paintings. It’s like photoshop took over and everyone got delusional about female beauty.

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