Maternal Histories - UK Premiere

International Competition

Anouk Dominguez-Degen, Switzerland, 28 mins, 2015

Brazilian W/ English subtitles


“Maternal histories” is an inward journey based on the author’s family film archive. The film explores intimacy, words and silence, to inspect the arious shades of so-called ‘maternal instinct’. The author questions the implicit inheritance which passes down from generation to generation and the conflicting desires that haunt her as a woman and a mother.

The director:

In 2002 she completed Master in TV direction and production at ITV, Guayaquil, Ecuador. In 2007, Master in directing and screenwriting at HEAD, Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design, Geneva, Switzerland.  In 2012, won the Bourse FOCAL "Personal Assistant" to work 4 months on the feature film "Depois da Chuva" by Claudio Marques and Marilia Hughes shot in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

In 2013, selected by the Berlinale Talent Campus #11 as director. Lives and works between Geneva as director and postproduction technician and Brazil as audiovisual freelance.  

Saturday 15:40 at The Cinema Museum 

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