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Butterfly

Shorts in Competition: Documentary

North American Premiere

U.K. | 12 MINUTES | English |

BUTTERFLY

Documentary

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.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Yulia Mahr

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.

Producer
Sonja Henrici
Director of Photography
Nyika Jancso
Sound
Chris Campion
Music
Max Richter
Editor
Bill Diver
Executive Producer
Noe Medelle