Beauty of the Beast
What goes on under the glistening, tanned skin of competitive female bodybuilders? The film explores bodybuilding with empathy and understanding, through portraits of four middle-aged women: Csonka, Yvette, Eszter, and Noemi. Each has a different approach to bodybuilding. They show us the parts of their lives normally hidden from the competition stage; who they are around their loved ones, when they are just themselves.
Anna Nemes is a painter. Her first feature documentary, Beauty of the Beast, premiered in June 2022, at Sheffield DocFest. Her second film, Gentle, was in competition at Sundance Film Festival in 2022.