Mother's

(MOTHER'S)

“Mothers often raise their children so that they can fulfil their dreams through them. Maman lives her dream with her children.” This credo of the “matriarch” of a group of drag queens is just the start of an intimate dialogue.

An intimate dialogue among drag queens prior to their performance reveals that, in addition to entertainment and joy, drag is chiefly an inner expression of their own identity. In recent years, what was at first a marginal artistic display is now in the mainstream, but this Belgian film politely and calmly takes a look under the gilding and presents drag just before it becomes a colourful show, when there is some time for discussion. The protagonists have time to share their doubts and desires, and the filmmakers present their words without sensation or looking for conflict – drag may turn into a gesture of harmony and, in a special way, even serenity and safety.

About the film

Director: Hippolyte Leibovici
Belgium
2019 | 21 min.

Language: French

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

Category

Short and Apt

Director

Hippolyte Leibovici

Filmography
2019 - Mother's

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