Monday, November 9, 2009
Reinalda del Carmen, mi mamá y yo
Showing at the Mar del Plata Film Festival: Reinalda del Carmen, mi mamá y yo, directed by Lorena Giachino Torréns
Synopsis from the film festival's website:
In a documentary mode, the filmmaker tries to recover and rebuild the story of the relationship between Jacqueline, her mother who lost her memory over a year ago after a diabetic deterioration, and Reinalda del Carmen, her best college friend, detained and disappeared during the Chilean dictatorship and repression. Testimonies and a visit to that friendship's different scenes reveal the traces of the relation between Jacqueline and Reinalda, who was expecting a child at the time of her detention. A destiny we know not, a faulty act in the recovery of memory; a reflection on friendship, motherhood and loss.