February 9th, 2012
Girl Model opens in cinemas this weekend at the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton, the Hackney Picturehouse and the Curzon Soho and we have some posters signed by directors David Redmon and Ashley Sabin to give away.
Girl Model follows a complex supply chain between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S. within the modelling industry. The story is told through the eyes of a scout and a 13 year-old model. Despite a lack of obvious similarities between Siberia and Tokyo, a thriving model industry connects these distant regions. GIRL MODEL follows two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a thirteen year-old plucked from the Siberian countryside and dropped into the center of Tokyo with promises of a profitable career. After Ashley’s initial discovery of Nadya, the two rarely meet again, but their stories are inextricably bound. As Nadya’s optimism about rescuing her family from their financial difficulties grows, her dreams contrast against Ashley’s more jaded outlook about the industry’s corrosive influence.
If you attend a Girl Model screening this weekend then post your cinema ticket in to Dogwoof (you can find our address in the footer of this page), and a signed cinema poster could be winging its way to you. Here all the screenings