THE MOTHER

A film by Jean-Marie Straub
2011, 20 minutes
No. 108
Narrative


THE MOTHER
$125.00
Description
“I am lost to the world….” (from Mahler’s 1901 Rückert-Lieder)

In the sun-dappled Tuscan countryside, the boar hunter Meleager, having been murdered by his own mother to avenge the tragic accidental killing of his brother and uncle, engages in a melancholy conversation about fragility, resistance, and love, with Hermes, who has taken female form.