Quest for Beauty
When a model leaves an abusive relationship, she decides to make a film about beauty that ends up saving her life.
Our need to fit into a society, to be loved and accepted, create an abyss between who we are and who we become.
Cris Saur, was bullied in school for being taller and skinnier than the rest of the girls. Later she became a model for the exact same features she was bullied for.
The pressure for the perfect look left her with a very low self-esteem, and she only realised how damaged her self-esteem was after being physically abused by a former partner. Her distorted ideas of her role as a woman in our society, topped with her low self-esteem were the main reasons why she stayed so long in the abusive relationship. The abuse followed by depression and panic attacks were the catalyst of her quest for beauty.
Directed by: Cris Saur
Produced by: Anna Kolber, Alexandra Rios, Cris Saur
“The message you are promoting that beauty is so much more than appearance is certainly needed in the world at this time. Thank you for sharing it!"
SUPERSHE | Private Island just for shes
Running Time: 60 mins
Subtitles: English, Portuguese
Subjects: Self-esteem, Mental Health, Domestic Abuse & Discrimination
Official Selection: Reel East Texas Festival
Official Selection: Ferrara Festival
Official Selection: Garifuna Festival
Award-Winner: Best Social Issue Film @ Queen Palm Festival