• Student project

A mia madre

To My Mother

  • Short Fiction Film
  • 13’
  • 2005
  • Slovenia

During the fascist occupation, when the use of the Slovenian language was forbidden, a Slovenian married couple decided to teach their son only the Italian language. The son grew up as an Italian citizen in Italy. When getting old, however, the mother became ill, slipped into regression and forgot everything but the most deeply rooted memories. She also forgot the Italian language for that reason

During the fascist occupation, when the use of the Slovenian language was forbidden, a Slovenian married couple decided to teach their son only the Italian language. The son grew up as an Italian citizen in Italy. When getting old, however, the mother became ill, slipped into regression and forgot everything but the most deeply rooted memories. She also forgot the Italian language for that reason and spoke to her son in her native language, which her son did not understand. The film is based on a true story, one of the many that occurred in Trieste and its surroundings after the Italian conquering of this territory at the end of World War One.

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Writing

screenwriter

Direction

director

Production

producer

Cinematography

director of photography

Music

music composer

Editing

film editor

Production design

production designer

Costume design

costume designer

Make-up

key make-up artist

Sound design

sound designer
sound recordist
Alternative title
To My Mother (english)
Moji materi (slovenian)
Production countries
Slovenia
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,77:1 // 16:9
Duration and length
13 minutes / 143 meters
Colour
Colour
Negative format
film s16mm
Screening formats
video Betacam

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