Filmfest 2010

MODELS is a revealing and devastating portrait of a trio of aspiring real-life Viennese models. Vivian will stop at nothing to be a magazine cover girl. Lisa fills her time with routine plastic surgery and cocaine binges, while innocent Tanja focuses on the mystical through tarot cards, yoga, and raw animal energy. Using long, meticulously composed voyeuristic shots, Seidl delves completely into the private spaces of the models, their sexual relationships and personal habits, exploring how sex and career intertwine. "Seidl is a documentarian in the tradition of Luis Buñuel and Werner Herzog. He’s an artist whose realistic, unsparing films about 'ordinary' people leading terrible lives have a whiff of the surreal." Michael Wilmington, The Chicago Tribune

With: Vivian Bartsch, Tanja Petrovsky, Lisa Grossmann, Elvyra Geyer, Peter Baumann

tags: Documentary


Director: Ulrich Seidl