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Losing Faith, by Martha Mechow

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She Makes Noise 2023
19 Oct 2023
Losing Faith, de Martha Mechow
Losing Faith, de Martha Mechow

The She Makes Noise 2023 film series opens with the Spanish premiere of Martha Mechow’s Losing Faith, the transgressive portrait of a women’s commune in Italy. The film deals with the reunion of two sisters in a commune of ‘witch’ mothers who live in an occupied house in Sardinia, outside the confines of any kind of patriarchal structure.

Target audience: General public
Location: Sala Audiovisual
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Price: 4€

Losing Faith, by Martha Mechow. Austria / Germany. 2023. 100 min.

Right from its opening scene, Losing Faith presents itself as the irreverent and fascinating tale of a community of women who have broken free from the social norms of femininity and motherhood.

The young Flippa, whose mother has left for good, travels to Sardinia in search of her older sister Furia. The latter lives in a congregation of ‘witch’ mothers who occupy houses around the Mediterranean, raising their children and living freely. They do so unfettered by men, jobs or any other structure that patriarchal society imposes on them, envisioning other possibilities for families: a group of women in which the protagonists of Věra Chytilová’s film Daisies would be very welcome.

Like its main characters, the film – which had its world premiere at FIDMarseille – is insolent and vital, freeing up traditional cinematic narrative through a transformative mise-en-scène in which the performative, the visual arts and cinema coexist, blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction.

Martha Mechow (Germany, 1997) is a filmmaker, playwright and actress. She studied at the HFBK (University of Fine Arts Hamburg). She was a member of the young theatre group P14 at the Volksbühne in Berlin and is now co-director of the Bäckerei Harmonie collective at the Volksbühne. Losing Faith is her debut as a feature-length film director.

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Losing Faith, by Martha Mechow

19 Oct 19 - 20:40 h