The Disappearance of My MotherLa scomparsa di mia madre The Creative Process
Italian filmmaker Beniamino Barrese turns the camera on his mother, fashion model and feminist Benedetta Barzini, in this intimate portrait of a reluctant subject.
Barrese raises ethical questions about the relationship between documentarian and subject, and Barzini tolerates the presence of her son’s camera while expressing her displeasure with its inquiring lens. Despite her protests against the invasive process of filmmaking, her willingness to indulge her son results in a turbulent but compelling power struggle. Barzini left modelling behind to pursue an academic career and became an indomitable critic of the tyranny of society’s incessant objectification of people. Her greatest desire as she enters old age is: to vanish not only from the struggles of the world, but even from her own body.
|Language:||Italian, with English subtitles|
|Producer:||Filippo Macelloni, Beniamino Barrese|
|Cast:||Benedetta Barzini, Beniamino Barrese|
|Program strand:||The Creative Process|