The Disappearance of My Mother (DVD)
Directed by Beniamino Barrese
Pre-orders are generally sent several days in advance of street date.
Also Available On:iTunes Google Play Booking Inquiry
Benedetta Barzini 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 is fed up with all the roles that life has imposed on her and decides to leave everything and everybody behind, to disappear to a place as far as possible from the gaze of the camera. Only her son Beniamino is permitted to witness her journey. Having filmed her since he was a child despite 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 – that of her liberation.
DVD Extras Include:
Audio commentary by film curator Eric Hynes
“A portrait of a woman in rebellion. Makes the personal ferociously political.”
“Entertaining and dextrously crafted.”
“A film that both beguiles and unsettles as it salutes a remarkable woman… who has spent a lifetime challenging the influence of the fashion industry and staring down the unflinching gaze of the camera.”
“Touching, emotional, and complicated. Seldom have you seen a documentary with as much soul, as alive, as The Disappearance of My Mother.”
“10 out of 10 stars! This is the best documentary I’ve seen in 2019, and honestly in quite some time.”
"One of the most moving and complex films at Sundance. I'll add to my list of heroines Benedetta Barzini, an Italian 1960s supermodel who became a leftist feminist and mother."
Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection – CPH:DOX
Watch a teaser for Pietro Marcello's MARTIN EDEN, based on the Jack London classic and starring Luca Marinelli in a…' https://t.co/0C1HGuxtoT'
RT' @Jeremyrcarr': Preparing for' @BeNaturalMovie' on the big screen tomorrow at' @AlamoPhoenix' by revisiting the work of Alice Guy-Blaché today…
RT' @TrailersFromHel': In a brand-new' @CineSavant' piece,' @charliehillart6' reviews the new' @KinoLorber' Blu-ray release of “The Oscar,” starrin…
RT' @joe_dante': In a brand-new' @CineSavant' piece for' @TrailersFromHel',' @charliehillart6' reviews the new' @KinoLorber' Blu-ray release of “The…
RT' @Slant_Magazine': "A key early work for both William Wyler and screenwriter Preston Sturges gets a fantastic new transfer from' @KinoLorbe…'
RT' @LaurasMiscMovie': Tonight's Movie: THE INTERRUPTED JOURNEY (1949) - A' @KinoLorber' DVD Review' https://t.co/H5EDw9O4zA'' @KLStudioClassic' In…
RT' @joe_dante':' @charliehillart6' on THE OSCAR - coming soon from' @KinoLorber' - A spectacular Blu ray release with special appearances from' @…'
RT' @CriterionDaily': On Jia Zhangke’s I WISH I KNEW (2010) … ' @therealmarkasch' (@MetrographNYC)' https://t.co/43macupf01' ' @ManohlaDargis' (@ny…
Russian director Kantemir Balagov is a major new voice in world cinema. See why when BEANPOLE hits theaters startin…' https://t.co/9J0HVh39Zp'
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.