Daisy: the story of a facelift

Canada, 1983

Film
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In a probing yet playful approach to a sensitive subject, this documentary examines the values that prompt people to alter their looks through cosmetic surgery. Personal accounts from men and women, young and old, who have decided to change their bodies are counterbalanced by comments from professionals who explain the effects of physical appearance on our lives. This film focuses mainly on the experiences of Daisy De Bellefeuille, a frank and feisty woman who decides to counter middle age with a facelift. The film provides us with a front-row seat during a facelift operation, as well as a close-up look of the results. (Awards: Melbourne, New York)

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

co-producer

Michael Rubbo

Giles Walker

Adam Symansky

Duration

00:58:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015841

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Australia - Melbourne - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - New York - Awards

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Face

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Beauty, Personal

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Face

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Surgery, Plastic

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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