Synopsis

Born in Germany after World War I, Lore Bucher witnessed the rise of Nazism in her country. Later, married to an American, she became the mother of three children, among whom filmmaker Su Friedrich. Weaving testimonies, 16mm footage, archival footage, and commentaries inscribed on the film itself, Friedrich’s first family film is an emotional portrait of her own mother, while also a sharp investigation into how the dark forces of fascism can penetrate the most mundane dimensions in the lives of ordinary people. (C. M.)

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Director

Su Friedrich

An indispensable name in American avant-garde cinema and a seminal reference for lesbian voices in the production of images, Su Friedrich (1954 -) began her career in New York in the late 1970s, and has since navigated between different media, formats, and languages. To date, she has directed 25 films, working as director, photographer, and editor on most of them. She is a professor in the Visual Arts department at Princeton University, where she teaches video production.

Credits

Writers

Su Friedrich

Cinematographer

Su Friedrich

Editor

Su Friedrich

Sound

Su Friedrich