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Storia di B. - La scomparsa di mia madre

Storia di B. - La scomparsa di mia madre is a movie starring Carlotta Antonelli, Beniamino Barrese, and Benedetta Barzini. A once-iconic fashion model strives to escape the world of images and disappear for good, but her son's...

Other Titles
La desaparición de mi madre, Mano mamos isnykimas, Zniknięcie mojej matki, The Disappearance of My Mother, La scomparsa di mia madre, La Disparition de Ma Mère, O desaparecimento de minha mãe
Running Time
1 hours 34 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Beniamino Barrese
Writer
Beniamino Barrese
Actors
Beniamino Barrese, Salvador Dalí, Benedetta Barzini, Carlotta Antonelli
Country
Italy
Year
2019
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A once-iconic 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.

Comments about documentary «Storia di B. - La scomparsa di mia madre» (20)

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Jason R.

I enjoyed this documentary immensely, and was pleasantly surprised to see the topic of obesity was brought up. The women who were interviewed were all much more relaxed, but were equally able to share their experiences. The people interviewed were surprisingly normal-looking, and I have a feeling that having them all be healthy made the movie more interesting. The director also allowed the conversation to progress throughout the day and was not afraid to let the conversation go to the limit of what they could share. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the women had worked with most of the same people who were interviewed for the documentary, and they also were interviewed for the documentary. I was also surprised at how much the women had come to know and understand each other. I wish that more people had done this type of project, and the documentary would have been much better.

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Susan T.

SOMETIMES when watching a film I have to take my hat off to the film maker and give him/her a compliment. This film certainly was not that kind of a film. But it was entertaining. A lot of the footage was filmed with an off-camera sound track which really added to the atmosphere of the film. The music of this film was not very good. It could have been better. It was repetitive. I think that a lot of the music that was in this film was not properly arranged or put together. It was like the music wasn't just going through the sequence of the film. It was like music coming out of nowhere. The film maker said in the DVD commentary that he wanted to do the film the way he thought he could do it. The movie director says that the film maker didn't care about the camera work. The camera work could have been better. Maybe that's the best way to do the film. The film maker thought that the music was important to the film. Maybe if they had gone with a more musical soundtrack this film could have been better. If they had tried to put in more music into the film it might have been more successful. I believe that the film maker was trying to get to the point of the film but he could have done that better. The film maker is not a good filmmaker and he was trying to get the best out of the camera and music. He was making this film with a strong hand. If the film maker was not trying to make the best film he would not have made the best film. But I am sure that this film could have been done better.

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Debra Harris

The director, Piero Muti, and screenwriter are of course no strangers to the kind of great Italian films that are much more low budget, and less sophisticated than their U.S. counterparts. This is a decent example of the latter. However, this Italian film, with a full-frontal nude woman at the center of the story, with shots of her bathing in the sea, or going to the gym, does have its limitations. As with most Italian films, this is more about the exploitation of women than the story itself, and what might have been a good story in its own right does not hold up well in the context of this film. I guess that, with this movie, Muti and company had a lot of fun trying to get some great naked pictures of women out of the Canadian ladies who posed for the film. I think the only real claim to fame on this movie is the fact that it is the first real Italian film to be shot on digital video, and that the film was shot entirely in one location, a house in the woods. The stories told in the film, for example, are certainly worthy of some consideration. The people involved in this film have certainly proven their skills with a larger budget and with a much broader audience. As an example, the story of a prostitute from China who is kidnapped by the American mafia is as original as it gets, and the film has certainly been advertised with an appropriate title, "Cannibals of the Gulf". I would recommend seeing this film if you are in the mood for a good, low budget Italian film.

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Thomas B.

This film follows a trio of Italian women (who have given birth) over a period of 5 years. The women are not all involved with politics or medical treatments, but they do have one thing in common: they have always wanted children. In this film, we get to see how their experience with pregnancy has shaped their lives and their society. It's a great piece of work that will challenge your ideas about the "right" to have children and will leave you feeling emotional.

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Janice Davis

I wasn't expecting to like this film. I didn't even like The Red Shoes, which is the type of film this is. The film opens with a real world story about the life of a single mother in Spain. It is a documentary, and the film is in Spanish. When the film begins, it is in the middle of the 1970's in Madrid. The mother is divorced, and lives in an apartment with her son. The son is born with a speech impediment. His parents keep him at home, and the mother does what she can to keep the son out of trouble. The son is very intelligent, and the mother keeps on trying to help him. As the years go by, she falls in love with a local radio host, and they decide to move to a different town. But in the meantime, their son has grown up and the father is no longer able to care for him. He is totally devastated. The mother tries to help the son find work, and tries to get him into a private school. This story is told by the son and his mother, in very gentle manner. The film starts with some scary moments, but the gentle and natural way it is told makes you believe it is real. The son starts to realize that he has an inner voice, and that it is actually the mother who is not able to communicate with him. In the end, the son realizes that he is the real mother, and his mother can communicate with him. It is an amazing movie, and I am giving it a seven out of ten. I enjoyed it, and it was worth the seven points.

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Amanda Harvey

The story of the Monastirra is the story of a plane crash which takes a number of people, one by one, and with the wind, on a flight from Rome to Paris. This flight was originally planned as a cargo plane and was intended to be delivered to a French airbase, but when the aircraft was made available for commercial use, it was to be used for that purpose. However, when the planned flight took place, the tail number of the cargo plane was changed to a transatlantic flight, resulting in the crew of one of the passengers to take his family hostage. This is the story of what happens next and how they all survive, but how can anyone survive such an event? The film is edited and in color, and has the feel of an airline crew in their plane. The actors and the plot line are very well done and the footage they are using is very interesting. I've seen this film on the airplane several times. I have a hunch that if you see this film, you will not be disappointed, because if you are going to see this film, you are going to want to see the flight and you will want to see all the people on board.

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Julia Payne

The title refers to a time capsule, that is to say, it refers to an idea that has not yet been lost. The documentary, The Rise of the Sex Cult: The Art of Mario Bava, a.k.a. Mario Bava, is the result of his lifelong desire to collect and study the art of Bava and later, to display the same works of art in his own collection. He is an artist that has created a body of work that covers a period of twenty years. The Bava's works are in all aspects of art and art history, from art and printmaking to the fine arts. The film is divided into several segments. The first segment, entitled "Art of the Road" chronicles the founding of Bava's first gallery and the introduction of his work. This segment is very important to the film because it brings forth the fact that the Bava's work has a cult following and that a lot of people admire the work of Bava. The second segment, entitled "Street Scene" chronicles the experience of a young man living in Buenos Aires and his relationship with the street life of the city. The third segment, entitled "Art of the Discos" chronicles the beginning of Bava's collection of works and introduces a variety of the works of Bava, the collection itself, and his relationship with the collector and his collection. The fourth segment, entitled "The Children" chronicles the relationship between Bava and the children that have grown up in his collection and the meaning of this relationship. The fifth and last segment, entitled "A Little More of the Bava Way" chronicles the experience of a young woman in his collection and the relationship with Bava's wife. There is one more segment titled "Art in Art World" that takes place in France. However, the most important aspect of this film is the history and the relationships of the artists that make up Bava's collection. The collection itself consists of over one thousand works of art that are pieces that have been created by Bava and they have been selected by him. These works are stored in a warehouse in order to be viewed by Bava and are displayed at the Bava gallery. The artists in the gallery are shown to be important and prominent figures in Bava's life and to be a part of his collection. Bava is also shown to be a person that has a strong love for his work. This love for his art has been compared to the love for his wife. Bava was a very famous artist and he was well known to be a person that loved his work. The film does a great job in showing

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Angela C.

I've seen this documentary before, and I have to say that I really like the film. First of all, I'm not a big fan of films about mafia. When they have a brilliant director, I tend to give them a chance, but not this time. There are some things that really bother me: First of all, I've read many reviews which are saying that this film is very similar to "Tarantino's Pulp Fiction". What do they mean? Tarantino is one of my favorite directors, and he is famous for his mixture of an entertaining story and stylish characters. This film has more in common with "American Gangster" than it does with "Tarantino's Pulp Fiction". Second, I haven't read many reviews that show how important the role of "the Mafia" is in this film. This is a myth, made up by the same "street people" who are being portrayed in the first half of the film. They are a bit like the mafia-men, but not the same, because they are, if you know what I mean, just a bunch of gangsters with no real problems, and only a little more money. It is only a part of the whole story, which is not important. If you like stories with real gangsters, I highly recommend "The Godfather" and "Goodfellas", and you will probably like this film too. All in all, I give it a 7 out of 10.

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Frank W.

I'll admit that it's not the best film I've seen, but it was a very interesting and interesting story. I'd say this is a good family movie for kids and adults. I enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to a sequel! It's a good movie that should be seen. The storyline is interesting, as is the directing. The actors do an excellent job, I'm glad they got a chance to direct. I recommend this movie to everyone.

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Marilyn

I wasn't sure about this film until I watched it. I thought it was pretty cool to see how a film shot on the cheap and using older cameras has gotten the job done. I think it's great how they kept a film that wasn't perfect from the beginning to the end. It gives you a good taste of how the making of a film can be. The interviews were really interesting and there's one thing that really got to me, the old interview was in French, and then when it was shown in English, I thought the dubbing was bad. I would think they'd do better with the dubbing and editing on the original film. Overall, it's a great documentary about the making of a film and how they shot it. If you're into documentary films, you should definitely check this one out.

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Bobby R.

This film was directed by Tullio Pelucchi (best known for his masterful work on Giallo, N'Anomalisa, The Descent and Rome) and stars Tessa Maurelli as a mother searching for her missing son, returning to Rome with her daughter. There is no soundtrack. A young boy lives with his grandmother, and the grandmother is a prostitute. The grandmother is sick and dying. The daughter's husband is a drug dealer, and her boyfriend is a homeless man. There are violent scenes and sex, which are not appropriate for a child. This is a little out of focus, but it is still very interesting. I recommend it for adults who have a curiosity to look into their families. Tessa Maurelli, although she is small, does an excellent job.

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Tyler

I read the other comments about the edit. The main thing I want to say is that I was very happy with the editing of this film, the basic story being told, but the "kids" parts were a bit forced, almost as if the director felt the need to make the film more "adult-like". When I watched the film on TV I really didn't like it. However, if you are not overly upset about these "stereotypes", you might find it a good film, I think it is. There is nothing wrong with this film, but it has certain "parts" that made it seem very forced. This is not a problem, just different. And this is the problem that bothers me most about these Italian films. So many things have been done in the Italian films, that it seems that they only have to do the parts that they feel they need to do, or to have some very special effects to be successful. Like in the "Just A Rope" it has to be a raccoon! or in "Zeliza - la verdammte" there are to many "stereotypes" (and they are good stereotypes!). But in "La scompas del mio pomo" there are more. It is a bit of a shame, because this film is quite good, but the parts that they try to put in it are really not necessary, and it feels a bit forced. But if you just need to see this, or for some reasons don't want to spend two hours, I suggest you do, you will be very pleased. And I am so glad I saw it!

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Cheryl T.

Although I am not a fan of Romero's work, this one is a delight. After reading the comments here, I don't know what to think of these. One may say that the man is simply too old and old-fashioned to live in the current world, but the time will come when he will be able to play with the modern world. His way of thinking was very helpful to the viewers. In particular, his idea about time (diseases and the cycle of death) is quite a realistic thought.

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Justin H.

It's hard to find a single Italian movie that can bring back memories for me. I can remember watching "Canzonetta" (1980), which shows a young girl from Tuscany's south-western regions who gives a shivering testimony on her life. The first part of the movie tells the story of a girl who wants to leave her village to find work in the cities. The second part deals with the beginnings of the collapse of her family, the difficulties of dealing with the absent father, the hopeless situation in her hometown, the gangsters that threaten her, the courage of the people and the determination of her mother. My favourite scene is the mother's testimony on the case of the kidnapped child. It's very powerful and clear. The way the mother describes her daughter's terror, the way she says she doesn't want to see her anymore and how she keeps on trying to keep on living her life, making her mother go crazy and thinking that she has to abandon her and have to move away, that's very powerful. I don't remember a lot of Italian movies, but the ones I can remember are "Il Gabbiano" (1972) and "La Gioconda" (1972). "Canzonetta" is a movie that really shows the progress of Italian cities, from the original to the new, from the rustic to the modern. The story of the girl who left her village to find a better life in the city, the struggle of a mother with the desire to give her daughter a better life, the bravery of people who defend their communities and the ways of dealing with the people that have to abandon their homes to find work in the cities. I think this movie is really important for the people who want to have a closer look at the life in the Italian cities.

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Patricia

I really loved the documentary and the characters, so I was pretty excited when I saw that it was coming out on DVD. Unfortunately I had very low expectations, and they were met. The cast was amazing, and their individual stories and anecdotes were just interesting and fascinating. The photography and sound were top notch, and the special effects, though perhaps a little too over-the-top for my tastes, were actually very cool and fun to look at. The whole time I was thinking to myself that I just want to watch this again, but I could never get a hold of it on DVD. I wish I could. But, I suppose I'll have to wait until it hits the TV, if only to see how it changes over time. It was a great documentary, and I think it would be even more effective if it was longer. A quick documentary, with some interesting twists and turns, would have been perfect.

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Alice Jones

Federico Fellini's "Wishing Upon a Star" is a truly unique film. The music is truly phenomenal, and the screenplay is superb. But there are also some inconsistencies that have led to confusion in other Fellini films. If you're familiar with the Italian classics (and more specifically, "Il Trovatore"), you know that the film is NOT meant to be interpreted as an allegory of society. For example, it is set in Italy, but the characters are not Italian. (As an aside, I've always wondered what else Fellini would have made of the world of France. The movie is in English, but the French are not. Perhaps Fellini's viewpoint of the United States is not quite as accurate.) I think this film is a masterpiece of Italian cinema. If you like Italian cinema, you should see it. If you're not familiar with Italian cinema, you should see it.

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Jane Cook

An excellent film. For those who like to watch documentaries about their favorite artist, or those who want to learn about the history of their culture or music, this is a must see. It goes into detail of the day-to-day life of the young Guggenheim twins as they travel through Europe with their parents. This is a film that you want to see a few times and you can use it as a reference to see how the twins were growing up, and where they're headed in their careers. A lot of history is shown including some history of Mussolini and Hitler. And one of the twins went on to have a very successful career in music. Very interesting story.

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Kimberly

This short documentary explores the life of Franco's most talented Spanish painter, Federico Garcia Lorca, in a real-life family plot. In this documentary we learn the story of the many men and women who have been involved in the public fight against the dictatorship. These people include supporters of the regime, artists who fell in the penury of poverty and others who had nothing to do with the regime but wanted to show that their lives could be so much more. The documentary was made in 1989, and Lorca died in 1995, but it can still be very informative today. This is the first documentary I've seen about Lorca and I loved it. It's very intimate, moving and revealing, and it gives a realistic picture of the Spanish artists of the time.

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Richard N.

.as a summary of the film, it is best to think of the film as a non-fiction account of this time and place in the history of the Arts in Europe, and a remarkable collection of many unforgettable scenes from both the theatrical and the directorial films. The film is divided into five sections. The first section focuses on the controversies of the era. This section is dedicated to the tumultuous events that shook Italy at the time. It also includes the director's commentary, and is followed by the second section, "Mussolini, the High Heel." This section covers the period from 1925 to 1943, the period of the rise of Mussolini, and the phases of the French Revolution. The third section is devoted to the film's history. It describes the filming of the film, the costumes and settings, and the people who contributed to it. The fourth section is about the development of the film, and includes the story of the film's creation. It is the shortest section, but also the most important. It contains a montage of the pre-production and pre-publicity, and it covers the time from its creation to the film's release. The fifth section is devoted to the director's theory of cinema. This section is much longer than the other sections, but it is still an important one. It includes the editor's comments, the production notes, and the director's commentary. These sections give an inside look at the film and its creator. The presentation is very good. The film has an excellent flow. The information is presented in a logical way, without losing focus on a single point. It is a documentary film, and not a film-making tool, although there are a few nods to film-making and filmmaking. It is just as a film as a biography, an account of a great artist's life. If you like documentary films, this is a film for you. However, the director's comments and the comments of other members of the film-making team add to the film's authenticity.

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Rose Mills

A social commentary film about how difficult it is to create a character that has universal appeal and how some of them are purely incidental. It is also about the struggle of actors of foreign countries to find work in America, as well as the social issues they face, mainly prostitution and homosexuality. The actors are of course not strangers to these issues, although the author's message is that, by portraying them in a natural way, they can be understood and uplifted. It also deals with the issue of all the big screen stars coming from poor families and not being able to afford proper educations, as well as their attitude towards actors and actresses of their own country.