Art & Culture 52'

Lipstick: Make-up Power

Tradition, superstition, fashion effect or scandal, lipstick is often a symbol of power and rebellion. Queens, politicians, workers, actresses, geishas, drag-queens, rock stars, amateurs and fans from all over the world have appropriated this artifice through the ages.

Today, it is around seven iconic characters that the film traces its history, from its creation until today, in a pop and whimsical film, mixing archives, animation, testimonies, TikTok and other selfies. It is clear that this small object is a formidable and feared weapon.

Direction: Claudia Marschal & Ian Simpson

Production: Un Film à la Patte & Panoramique Terre Productions for ARTE G.E.I.E

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