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LIKENESS (short film)

Directorial debut of Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, “Likeness” is a personal meditation on eating disorders created by Prieto and his daughter. “Likeness” stars Elle Fanning as a girl struggling with self perception, and challenges us to consider the role of society in presenting an idealized image of the female body.

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Elle Fanning short film on horrors of bulimia may be too much for victims

Dec 17, 2013

A haunting new short film featuring Elle Fanning accurately captures the aching sadness of life with an eating disorder, experts say. But as powerful as the message is, those currently suffering from disordered eating should probably avoid its graphic images.

Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto made the eight-minute film, called “The Likeness,” with his 19-year-old daughter, Ximena, who became anorexic in her early teens. Prieto’s work includes award-winning films like “Brokeback Mountain,” “Argo,” and the forthcoming “The Wolf of Wall Street,” yet he says this short film is as important to him as any of those acclaimed full-length features. He was first approached by Candescent Films to create it as part of a series of shorts with a social message.