Liza Mandelup, USA 2023, 111’
European premiere
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Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? An obsessive desire to improve his looks marks for David beginning of a bumpy road to spiritual and physical transformation as well as a pretext to delve into the dirty secrets of the modern cosmetics industry. Caterpillar was a revelation at this year’s SXSW.

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Liza Mandelup

Liza Mandelup is an American director living in New York. The Sundance Documentary Fund financed her full-length documentary debut, Jawline, which later received the Sundance Festival Special Jury Award. Mandelup's films focus on the impacts of social media and she is currently working on a series commissioned by A24.


2016 Fangirl (short)

2016 Sundown (short)

2018 Showpony (short)

2019 Influencer. W pogoni za lajkami / Jawline

2023 Gąsienica / Caterpillar  

Cast & Crew

director Liza Mandelup
screenplay Liza Mandelup
cinematography Benjamin Whatley
editing Alex O’Flinn
music Palmbomen II
producer Matthew Cherchio, Liza Mandelup, Jay Van Hoy
production Olive Hill Media, Topic Studios, XTR
sales XTR
coloration colour
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