The Dancer

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When you see the spectacular and rather breathtaking dancing scenes in this movie you can understand why writer/director Stéphanie Di Giusto chose to make her very first feature film very loosely based on Loie Fuller the great French/American dancer of the Belle Époque period.  However Di Gusto takes great liberties with telling the dancer’s story and … Continue reading

The Disappearance of My Mother: Filmmaker’s ode to his elderly supermodel mother

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  Exactly why the veteran former supermodel Benedetta Barzini allowed her filmmaker son Beniamino Barrese to make this his very documentary on her is very unclear as most of the time she simply barks at him to F–k Off!  At 76 years old and with her well-worn face, it is still easy to see that … Continue reading

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