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The Illusionists

An exposé on the dark side of advertising and the marketing of unattainable beauty ideals

Videos

Teaser

Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues and Social Issues
Synopsis

Sex sells. What sells even more? Insecurity. Multi-billion dollar industries saturate our lives with images of unattainable beauty, exporting body hatred from New York to Beirut to Tokyo. Their target? Women, and increasingly men and children. The Illusionists turns the mirror on media, exposing the absurd, sometimes humorous, and shocking images that seek to enslave us.

Stage
finished
Running time
85, 52 or 43 minutes

Credits

  • Elena Rossini ... Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Cinematographer, VFX

Production Details

Prod. Co.
KMI
Country
Italy
Years of Production
2016
Locations
Italy, France, The Netherlands, United States, UK, Lebanon, India & Japan

Distribution Details

Release year
2016
Distribution
VHX (now Vimeo OTT) and the Media Education Foundation
Language
English (main), Italian, French, Japanese
Subtitles
English, Italian, French, Spanish

Photos

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