The Disappearance of My Mother


Country: Italy
Year: 2019
Languages: Italian, English (with English and Georgian Subtitles)
Duration: 90 minutes
Director: Beniamino Barrese
Cinematography: Beniamino Barrese
Editing: Valentina Cicogna
Music: Aaron Cupples
Sound: Massimo Mariani
Producer: Filippo Macelloni
Script: Beniamino Barrese

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Benedetta wants to disappear. An iconic fashion model in the 1960s, she became a muse to Warhol, Dali, Penn and Avedon. As a radical feminist in the 1970s, she fought for the rights and emancipation of women. But at the age of 75, she becomes fed up with all the roles that life has imposed upon her and decides to leave everything and everybody behind, to disappear to a place as far as possible from the world that she knows all too well. Hiding behind the camera, her son Beniamino witnesses her journey. Having filmed her since he was a child in spite of all her resistance, he now wants to make a film about her, to keep her close for as long as possible –or, at least, as long as his camera keeps running. The making of the film turns into a battle between mother and son, a stubborn fight which captures the ultimate image of Benedetta –the image of her liberation.

Screening on: Saturday / 11 May / 20:00 / Amirani 4 | Sunday / 12 May / 18:00 / Amirani 3

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