Athens International Film Festival

Jezebel

22/09/19, 22:00, ODEON OPERA 1
28/09/19, 20:30, ASTOR

In desperate need of money, a 19-year old African American woman gets a job as a cam girl in Las Vegas and before long becomes very popular. But she will soon get forbiddenly close to one of her clients. Flying the DIY philosophy flag and bearing the aesthetics of a Sean Baker (“The Florida Project”) film, the director uses some of her own experiences in the journey of self-discovery and empowerment of a young woman, coming upon her sexuality and identity in the most unorthodox way.


USA | 2019 | COLOR | DCP | 88΄ | ENGLISH

It’s the 90's. 19 year-old Tiffany lives with her older sister, Sabrina, her boyfriend and their child as well as her brother in a two-bedroom apartment. After losing their mum, Tiffany has no choice but to work having phone sex. Following Sabrina’s advice, Tiffany responds to an ad for webcam sex.

Perrier’s debut – in which she stars as the older sister – is done in Lee Daniels' and Sean Baker's style. She chooses however to document optimistically the moment a woman addresses the question of emancipation, enhanced by strength of will and the power to address each era’s challenges. Jezebel shows masterfully the revision of things and the change of guard with no fanaticism, moralization, judgement and populism, allowing for an insightful, conscious ending. I.D.

DIRECTOR: Numa Perrier
SCREENWRITER: Numa Perrier
DoP: Brent Johnson
MUSIC: Deija Marie
EDITOR: Brittany Lyles
PRINCIPAL CAST: Tiffany Tenille, Numa Perrier, Stephen Barrington, Rockwelle Dortch, Bobby Field, Brett Gelman

NUMA PERRIER
Born in Haiti, 40 year-old Perrier is an actress, screenwriter, producer and a visual artist. After many years as an actress she founded her own company working on her own projects. She studied acting with Milton Katselas of Beverly Hills Playhouse, known for his collaboration with Actors Studio.

FILMOGRAPHY
2019 Jezebel



        : Festival Darlings

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        24/9/2020, 19:30, ANESIS

        MARTIN EDEN

        MARTIN EDEN

        24/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        24/9/2020, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPIOU

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        24/9/2020, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/9/2020, 23:00, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 19:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        CICADA

        CICADA

        26/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        3/10/2020, 19:45, TRIANON

         THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ANESIS

        BLACK BEAR

        BLACK BEAR

        26/9/2020, 22:30, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 22:45, ANESIS

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA

         SHIRLEY

        SHIRLEY

        26/9/2020, 22:45, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        30/9/2020, 20:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 22:45, RIVIERA

        THE EVENING HOUR

        THE EVENING HOUR

        27/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        2/10/2020, 22:30, TRIANON

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        28/9/2020, 19:30, RIVIERA

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        28/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 23:00, TRIANON

        INSTINCT

        INSTINCT

        29/9/2020, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        FAREWELL AMOR

        FAREWELL AMOR

        30/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 19:45, STELLA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        2/10/2020, 22:15, ATHINAIA
        4/10/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

        MINAMATA

        MINAMATA

        3/10/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        3/10/2020, 20:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 22:30, RIVIERA

        HOPE / HÅP

        HOPE / HÅP

        3/10/2020, 22:15, ANESIS

        AMMONITE

        AMMONITE

        4/10/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU