Directed by Beniamino Barrese
The critically acclaimed documentary on legendary model-turned-activist Benedetta Barzini
Opens NY on DEC 6 at QUAD CINEMA & LA on Dec 13 at LAEMMLE MONICA
Upcoming screenings & QA’s w/Beniamino Barrese & Benedetta Barzini:
NY – Nov 16 at MoMI
LA – DEADLINE’s “For the Love of Docs” on NOV 19 at THE LANDMARK
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs, Frameline
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 upon 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 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 — that of her liberation.
WATCH TRAILER HERE.
Italy / 94 Minutes / 1.85:1 / DCP / Color
In English and Italian with English subtitles