The Disappearance of My Mother

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    The Disappearance of My Mother

    Storia di B. - La scomparsa di mia madre

    Directed by

    Italy

    2019

    94 min

    • English
    • Italian

    Documentary

    A once-iconic fashion model strives to escape the world of images and disappear for good, but her son's determination to make a final film about her sparks an unexpected collaboration and confrontation with the camera's gaze.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Benedetta Barzini
    Screenplay
    Beniamino Barrese
    Cinematography
    Beniamino Barrese
    Editing
    Valentina Cicogna
    Music
    Aaron Cupples
    Sales
    AUTLOOK FILMSALES
    Production
    NANOF, RYOT FILMS

    Press

    A game between mother and son that serves to document the life of a living legend who is in a constant battle with her surroundings, as well as a to reflect on the power of images.

    Camillo De Marco, Cineuropa

    An intimate, beautiful and evocative documentary about the life and thoughts of an inherently fascinating, cantankerous, and progressive woman who, in her old age, just wants to disappear...

    J. Don Birnam, Awards Circuit

    Beniamino Barrese’s deeply personal profile captures the complexities of a woman who has spent a lifetime challenging the influence of the fashion industry and staring down the unflinching gaze of the camera.

    Allan Hunter, Screendaily

    Beniamino Barrese

    Beniamino Barrese

    Italy

    Beniamino Barrese was born in Milan in 1986. 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. STORY OF B is his first creative documentary as a director.

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