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IDFA 2022

Elsa

Julia Jansch
United States
2022
15 min
International Premiere
Festival history

When the entire world was in quarantine, Kenyan journalism student Elsa kept her spirits up by posting funny videos on Instagram. In short witty monologues, she commented with a contagious laugh on the pandemic, invariably playing with sunglasses and crunching on chips. Her feisty, plain-speaking mockery was exactly what people needed at the time, and Elsa became an Instagram phenomenon.

We now follow Elsa during a stay in New York, where she is preparing for a career as a comedian. She has fun trying on clothes in vintage shops and playing chess in the park—apart from being a comic, she is also a chess champion. In voice-over, she talks about her new identity as a role model for boundless self-confidence and the art of “being yourself”—but also about the toll it has taken on her.

Credits
Director
Co-production
    Objectively Good Media
    Objectively Good Media
Executive producer
    Mohammed Kheir for Objectively Good Media
    Mohammed Kheir for Objectively Good Media
Cinematography
    Clair Popkin
    Clair Popkin
Editing
    Dan Sadowsky
    Dan Sadowsky
Music
    Noble,
    Sun-el,
    Giosuè Greco
    Noble,
    Sun-el,
    Giosuè Greco
Screening copy
    Southern Point Pictures
    Southern Point Pictures

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