This collection of shorts examines the dangers of obsessing over how we look
85 min. total running time
Director Francisco Yael Ascanio Pacheco - Mexico - 3 min. - animation
An obsessive-compulsive man who has a mania for symmetry and a quiet woman live happily on the outskirts of a town until she suffers an accident that makes her lose her right leg. Obsession will ruin everything.
Director Qianhang Shao - China - 11 min. - horror
Xiaomei is a heavy user of the beautyCam/filter and cannot extricate herself from the world dressed by the BeautyCam/filter. However, the unexpected visit of her mother forces her to face reality. But what is the reality? Who are we without the filter? What is our real appearance? The anxiety and confusion of contemporary young people fermented in the digital space. Will it quietly reform who we are in real life?
Director Jillian Corsie - USA - 4 min. - horror
Fed up with decades of suffering through the forced perfection of modern beauty standards, a tooth takes matters into its own hands.
Director Maximilian Schmidt - USA - 10 min. - psychological horror
Returning to the gym after being out of commission due to an injury, Recardo “Flex” Reverte, a glory hungry bodybuilder, decides to pick up his training again to attain his ultimate physique with his trainer, Beef Cake, a hulking mass of muscle. Flex soon finds out that Beef Cake enforces an abusive training regime which pushes him to his absolute limits.
Director Sasha Aubort - Australia - 14 min. - horror
A masochistic dentistry student grapples with unrequited love and her manipulative father by pulling out her own teeth for addictive pleasure.
Director Andres Felipe Bernal Farias - USA - 7 min. -horror
A young insecure woman is getting ready to go out on a date , suddenly her body starts having alarming changes that take her to the brink of insanity and make every inch of her skin feel rotten.
Reginetta / Beauty Queen
Director Federico Russotto - Italy - 20 min. - thriller
Ciociaria, early ‘50s. A young farmhand is recruited to participate in Miss Italia selections, but her body measurements are not quite right for the contest. To undergo a terrible process of physical transformation seems to be the only way out.
Director Amy Geist - USA - 13 min. - horror
After Isabella fakes cancer to pay for cosmetic surgery she is haunted by a menacing shadow figure
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