The Disappearance of My Mother

Beniamino Barrese — Italy — 2019 — 94'

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.

DirectorBeniamino Barrese
ProducerFilippo Macelloni
CameraBeniamino Barrese
EditingValentina Cicogna
FestivalsEFA 2019 (Best European Documentary – Nominee), Sundance 2019, CPH:DOX 2019
Category Prime time

Regional premiere


300.00 rsd

In stock


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