Directed by Beniamino Barrese (Italy, 2019, 94 min.). English and Italian with English subtitles. Editing by Valentina Cicogna. Documentary.
Benedetta Barzini 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 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. Hiding behind the camera, her son Beniamino witnesses her journey. Having filmed his mother since he was a child in spite of all her resistance, he now wants to make a film about her, to keep her close for as long as possible—or, at least, as long as his camera keeps running. The making of the film turns into a battle between mother and son, a stubborn fight to capture the ultimate image of Benedetta—the image of her liberation.