This is the first movie by French model and actress (and director too now) Eva Ionesco. It tells the true story of her eventful youth.
Back in the seventies, France was captured by the scandal of the (what they called) incestuos relationship of a photographer and her daughter. Eva's mother took photo's of her daughter in what might be seen as pornographic poses. Eventually she lost the costudy of her children. Eva then was raised by the parents of footwear designer Christian Louboutin.
The story reminded me a lot of Thylane Léna-Rose Blondeau. Click here to read the article I did on her.
This isn't just a film that explores the mother-daughter relationship. Too many of that have been made already.
The movie makes you rethink what you thought was art. Boundaries between art and pornography or art and bullshit are hard to draw. How far should one go to for 'art'? One a higher level it made me realize how though it must be to live a life as a misunderstood artist. Having so many people not understand what you are doing, or even worse; criticizing your work without even taking the time to look at it properly must be nearly impossible to cope with.
Special credit should be given to Anamaria Vartolomei for her spectacular impersonation of Violetta, the daughter.
One last thing I'd like to point out it that the styling is done by the wonderesque Catherine Baba. With this movie she has proven herself to be on one of the highest levels of creativity one can achieve. My appreciation and respect for this lady and her work has only grown bigger.