Disappearance of My Mother, The


Storia di B. – La scomparsa di mia madre
reż|dir Beniamino Barrese | IT | 2019 | 94 min
prod|pro Filippo Macelloni scen|wr Beniamino Barrese zdj|ph Beniamino Barrese muz|mus Aaron Cupples mon|ed Valentina Cicogna ob|cast Carlotta Antonelli, Beniamino Barrese, Benedetta Barzini, Michela De Rossi, Martina De Santis, Candice Lam, Olivia Ross dys|dis Autlook


An extremely personal film about the relationship between a son and a mother, but also about the power of the image. Italian model and feminist Benedetta Barzini is 75 years old, currently lecturing in the spirit of radical anti-capitalism at the NABA New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. ‘The history of the textile and clothing industry is shameful’ she says. Benedetta refuses to propose a movie about her. ‘My real face is not for sale’! She wants to disappear from front of lens, but also from the modern crazy world for good.

2019 Sundance FF – nominated for Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Film in World Cinema

Beniamino Barrese (1986) Italian photographer, cinematographer and director. He graduated in Philosophy at Università degli Studi di Milano, International Political Economy at King's College London and Cinematography at National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield. Since 2011 he has been working as photographer, Director of Photography, filmmaker and director, shooting and directing shorts, music promos and commercials. The Disappearance of My Mother is his first creative documentary as a director.

2019 Zniknięcie mojej matki|Storia di B. - La scomparsa di mia madre|The Disappearance of My Mother

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