SHORTS IN COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY

BUTTERFLY

Directed by Yulia Mahr
SHORT DOCUMENTARY 12 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE BUTTERFLY

When Gemma was born, the midwife said she was the fairest child she'd ever seen. Not long after, she was diagnosed with albinism, a melanin deficiency that causes very fair hair and skin and extremely poor eyesight. This rare and intimate portrait explores Gemma's perspective about her condition, which has often made her an outsider-but equally determined to lead a normal life.

Documentary
About the Director(s)

Yulia Mahr (b. 1969, Budapest, Hungary) was born into a family of filmmakers. She graduated from the London School of Economics and the Central School of Speech and Drama. In 2004 she began Émigré Films in Edinburgh, where she lives. Her film Drowning (2006) won her the Scottish BAFTA for best first-time filmmaker.


Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Documentary
  • Year:
    2007
  • Length:
    12 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
Cast & Credits
  • Producer:
    Sonja Henrici
  • Director of Photography:
    Nyika Jancso
  • Sound:
    Chris Campion
  • Music:
    Max Richter
  • Editor:
    Bill Diver
  • Executive Producer:
    Noe Medelle