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8 Ratings

The Disappearance of My Mother

Storia di B. - La scomparsa di mia madre

Directed by Beniamino Barrese
Italy, 2019


An aging 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.

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The Disappearance of My Mother Directed by Beniamino Barrese

Critics reviews

Whether you think Benedetta is on equal footing with Beniamino will depend on how your sympathies shift over the course of this extremely slippery film. At the least, the very loaded and very moving last image suggests only one possible resolution — call it disappearance, call it darkness, call it death.
January 25, 2019
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