Directed by Beniamino Barrese
Documentary | Italy | 2019 | English and Italian | 96 MIN

Show times

9 November 04:00 PM
11 November 04:00 PM
Benedetta Barzini was a revered Italian model who shattered stereotypes by becoming a journalist and professor and gained notoriety by publicly critiquing the fashion industry’s deep-seated misogyny. But now, in her 70s, Barzini’s distaste for the world of images has deepened into an existential crisis. Quietly and without warning, she packs her belongings and tells her son Beniamino she intends to disappear from the material world forever. Alarmed, Beniamino devises a plan he hopes will allow her to confront—instead of flee—the very thing she most distrusts: the camera. By capturing her on film, he intends to salvage his mother’s true essence and preserve her narrative.

Best Documentary Award - Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston
Official Selection - Sundance FF
Official Selection - CPH:Dox