Tag: Beniamino Barrese
I’m back from the 31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival! I wanted to provide an overview of the seven Italian films I got to see, all of which were featured in the Focus on Italy program of this year’s festival: Croce e delizia (An Almost Ordinary Summer) by Simone Godano Martin Eden by Pietro…
In this episode, I sit down with first-time director Beniamino Barrese to discuss his film Storia di B. – La scomparsa di mia madre (The Disappearance of My Mother) (2019), a documentary exploring the life, psychology, and aspirations of his mother Benedetta Barzini. Barrese discusses the challenges of the documentary as a medium, the power…
The inherently exploitative nature of the documentary is explored through a most personal subject: the director’s mother.