Mother + Father

Director: Candice Breitz

Institute History

  • 2009 Sundance Film Festival


In an energetic and insightful orchestration of gestures, tears, laughter, and guffaws, twelve actors passionately perform the rites of motherhood and fatherhood across a twelve-channel plasma installation. Breitz offers us parenthood as a metaphor for the relationship between star and fan, and invites us to reflect on the formative role that cinema increasingly plays in our lives.

(Archives note: Includes two installations; Mother on a 13 min. loop and iFather on a 11 min. loop.)

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier
  • Film Type: Artist
  • Country: Germany
  • Run Time: 24 min.


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