Looking Like My Mother

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    Looking Like My Mother

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    78 min

    • French
    • English
    • German
    • Swiss German


    A mother conditioned by the culture of the country in which she was born, her depression, and her illness. A daughter, who takes care of her, but who does not want to follow in her footsteps, and who needs freedom, transgression. A connection that unfolds as feelings and years pass. The story, in words and images, at times flamboyant, at times inward-looking, submerges its audience in memories and carries it away on a wave of emotions. With a film that is both intimate and visionary, the filmmaker questions filiation and what it means to be a family, across three generations.


    • Special Mention Prix Interreligieux (International Competition) - Visions du Réel


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    An intimate portrayal.

    Giorgia Del Don, Cineuropa

    Dominique Margot

    Dominique Margot


    Dominique Margot was born in 1961 in Zurich, Switzerland and holds a joint Swiss and French citizenship. She studied film at the Hochschule Film school in Zurich and worked as D.O.P. on a number of documentaries in Switzerland and France. She has also directed two documentaries which have been awarded prizes at international film festivals. TOUMAST-GUITARS AND KALASHNIKOVS (2010) and LA LONGUEUR ET LA LARGEUR DU CIEL (1998). In 2016, her feature LOOKING LIKE MY MOTHER was presented at Visions du Réel.