American Factory won the top awards at 2020 Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking including Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking.
The Disappearance of My Mother
NAME OF FILM: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER
DIRECTOR(S): Beniamino Barrese
STARRING: Beniamino Barrese, Benedetta Barzini, Candice Lam
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: In his directorial debut, cinematographer Beniamino Barrese weaves together new and archival footage spanning decades and continents to craft an intimate, vignette-like documentary portrait of his mother, the renowned Italian model, activist, and feminist educator Benedetta Barzini. Taking this formidable woman as its protagonist, the film adopts an inquisitive stance, delving into her personal and professional history and probing her present-day reality with a son’s affectionate persistence, and ultimately opens up into an exploration of such vast and timeless themes as beauty, womanhood, aging, and image-making, while simultaneously engaging in deeply personal contemplation of the relationship between a mother and her son, and between an artist and his subject. A Kino Lorber release in association with Breaker.
The 31st Palm Springs International Film Festival will screen 188 films from 81 countries, opening with An Almost Ordinary Summer, directed by Simone Godano.
One hundred fifty-nine features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
Pedro Almodóvar’s PAIN AND GLORY and Roman Polanski’s J’ACCUSE Lead European Film Awards 2019 Nominations
Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) and An Officer and a Spy (J’accuse) directed by Roman Polanski lead the nominations for the 32nd European Film Awards
The critically acclaimed documentary on legendary model-turned-activist Benedetta Barzini – The Disappearance of my Mother by Beniamino Barrese opens in theater in December.
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema returns to Film at Lincoln Center for the 19th edition offering a diverse lineup of contemporary Italian films. The Opening Night film is Claudio Giovannesi’s Piranhas.
112 feature-length new independent feature films have been selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.