THE PAGEANT

DIRECTOR EYTAN IPEKER
CAMERA ITAY MAROM
PRODUCERS YOEL MERANDA, CARINE CHICHKOWSKY,
EITAN MANSURI, JONATHAN DOWECK,
KRISTINA KONRAD
PRODUCTION KAMARA
SALES CONTACT: GO2FILMS
HEDVA@GO2FILMS.COM
Israel, Germany, Turkey, France, 2020, 83’
24 October 18:45, Saturn IMAX #2
Every year since 2011, a unique beauty contest takes place in Haifa. The contestants are female survivors of the Holocaust. In the midst of this flashy spectacle sponsored by an Evangelical Christian organization, the personal traumas of the survivors remain as deep as ever. A documentary about how memory, politics and spectacle are interconnected.

EYTAN IPEKER

Born in Istanbul in 1981. He lived in Tel Aviv between 1982–1986. He graduated from New York University. His experimental shorts were screened at many international film festivals. He co-founded Kamara Production Company in 2011. His short film “Unmade Bed”, co-produced by Sartoris Film in Poland, screened in Antalya and Istanbul film festivals. “Albüm», the first feature film he produced, co-produced by Arte France, won the Visionary Award at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes 2016, Best Feature at Sarajevo IFF and Best First Feature at Jerusalem IFF. Eytan also edited “Overtime”, “Labour Power Plant”, “Mimarogğlu”, etc.