CHICA XX MUJER

CHICA XX MUJER
photo © HFF Potsdam/Jonas Schmager 2011

CHICA XX MUJER accompanies a girl in Venezuela on her way to becoming a woman. In a country with one of the world’s highest amounts of cosmetic surgery and “Miss Universe“‐winners, this process is no longer a natural one. On her 15th birthday, Génesis wants to be celebrated like a princess, but for that she has to bear painful preparations.

In an associative way we experience the different areas of the Venezuelan society. In a rhythmic observation we see how role models are not only being lived, but also being broken.


Isabell Šuba was born in 1981 in Berlin. She studied Media Arts Design in Berlin and Directing at the "Konrad Wolf" University of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Her films include the shorts KREUZBERG 2005 (2005), TALLULAH UND KILLERHEAD (2009), CHICA XX MUJER (2011), her graduation film JETZT ABER BALLETT (2011), and MEN SHOW MOVIES & WOMEN THEIR BREASTS (2013).
Category Documentary, Short
Year of Production 2011
Director Isabell Šuba
Screenplay Isabell Šuba
Cinematography Jonas Schmager
Producer Franziska Köslin
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, in cooperation with ARTE
Length 12 min
Format HD, DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 Spanish
Subtitled Versions English, German
Festivals Berlin 2011 (Generation), Achtung Berlin 2011, Sehsüchte Potsdam 2011, Hamburg Short Film Festival 2011, Femina Rio de Janeiro 2011, Münster 2011, Molodist Kiev 2011, Unlimited Cologne 2011, Filmfest Osnabrück 2011, Next Reel Singapore 2012, New York – New Directors New Films 2012, Guanajuato 2012, Message to Man St. Petersburg 2012, Warsaw 2012
Awards Best Editing kurzundschoen Cologne 2011

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