Accurate eyebrows, pale skin, perfect teeth and a slim body with large breasts and curvy hips, the animated film “Retouch” deals critically with this ideal of beauty. It shows the struggle between a female designer and a woman depicted in a drawing, which is supposed to be retouched in accordance with this ideal. The latter, however, refuses to have her body changed until her death: the drawing ends up in a waste paper basket. A new drawing brings the desired result and shows a stereotyped image of a woman. The film does not use language; the music effectively supports the dramaturgy of the story.
[Red Dot: Junior Award]
Yu-Ru Lin, Yi-Shan Wang, Xiao-Han Huang, Yi-Hsuan Lee, Ya-Yuan Hsu, Chaoyang University of Technology
Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung City, Taiwan
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