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Biography, Fashion, Feminism

The Disappearance of My Mother

An 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.

The Disappearance of My Mother


Benedetta 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 becomes 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 world she knows.

  • Director Beniamino Barrese
  • Writer Beniamino Barrese
  • Producers Filippo Macelloni
  • Featuring Benedetta Barzini
  • Runtime 94mins
  • Country Italy

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