MOTHER OF MOTHER (2015)

19′ 46″, HD, colour, sound

I asked my moth­er – an act­ress – to reen­act her moth­er who I barely knew. But she remem­bers very little.

Moth­er of Moth­er recounts of scrappy memor­ies and brittle fam­ily rela­tion­ships of three gen­er­a­tions, marked by absences and sep­ar­a­tions. Also by the effects of a war or – more gen­er­ally – the influ­ence of ideo­lo­gies and con­ven­tions on con­cep­tions of women’s and moth­ers’ roles, and how these are being passed on and reflec­ted. Daily life thus coined is so unspec­tac­tu­lar that it is per­ceived as nor­mal­ity.