The Amazon body

Director: Anja Unger
Running time: 75’ - France , 2010



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Anja Unger

Director: Anja Unger



Having developed cancer, Annick had a breast removed in 2000. She chose to remain “asymmetrical”. But she is still hurt by the way other people look at her body. In order to break the taboo and the silence about the effects of cancer, she and some other women have been preparing an art exhibition around the idea of the “amazon body”. Observing the American fine art photographer Art Myers during his work, this film looks beyond the disease to consider how women reappropriate their bodies, bringing themselves back to life. Through the interplay between different views and representations, “The Amazon Body” challenges conventional ideas about women, femininity and female beauty.