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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER

Beniamino Barrese
IT US 2019    57' 93'
⚬ Human Interest ⚬ Society 

Synopsis

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 she knows.

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 to capture the ultimate image of Benedetta – the image of her liberation. 

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Director

Beniamino Barrese

Producer

Filippo Macelloni

Executive Producer

Hayley Pappas

Production Company

NANOF

Co-Production Company

RYOT

Cinematography

Beniamino Barrese

Editor

Valentina Cicogna

Music

Aaron Cupples

Sound

Massimo Mariani

Awards

Jury Prize - Best Documentary Film

Global Cinema FF of Boston 2019

Special Mention

Biografilm Festival 2019

D20 Best Feature-Length Documentary

West Lake International Documentary Festival 2019

Grand Jury Prize, CICAE Prize

Festival Annecy Cinéma Italien 2019

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film

Cinema Eye Honors 2020

Festivals

Sundance 2019

CPH:DOX 2019

Global Cinema FF of Boston 2019

Cartagena IFF 2019

Hot Docs 2019

DocAviv 2019

Biografilm Festival 2019

Brussels Festival of Liberties 2019

Frameline 2019

Transilvania IFF 2019

Filmfest München 2019

Shanghai FF 2019

Taipei FF 2019

Bergen IFF 2019

BFI London FF 2019

Festival do Rio 2019

Black Nights FF 2019

Göteborg IFF 2020

 

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Film Details

Runtimes 57' 93'
Spoken Languages Italian, English
Production Countries Italy, USA
Resolution 4K

Biography

Born in 1986, Beniamino Barrese graduated with a degree in Philosophy at Statale di Milano, International Political Economy at King’s College London and later received his MA in Cinematography at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, UK. Since 2011 he has been working as a filmmaker, director of photography and photographer. His work as a DP includes fiction and documentary features, commercials, fashion films, music promos and short films, which have travelled around festivals worldwide. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER is his first feature-length film as a director.

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