The things that you don’t know about me, mum

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The things that you don’t know about me, mum (Le cose che non sai di me, mamma)

original title:

Le cose che non sai di me, mamma

directed by:


Maria Grazia Mandruzzato, Daniela Lucato






film run:





Ready (30/04/2022)

festivals & awards:

  • Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries & Shorts 2023: Competition
  • Festival international de Cine de America 2022: Honourable Mention
  • Tuzla Film Festival 2022: Special award in the Future Generation Short Film
  • Accordi Disaccordi Film Festival 2022
  • Encuentro de Imagen MMXXII: Conflicto y Discordia 2022 - Best International Documentary
  • The violence project 2022
  • Miami New Media Film Festival 2022
  • Return International Film & Art Festival 2022 Weimar
  • Festival Edukino - Warsaw 2022
  • Amnesty International Au Cinema pour les Droits Humains 2023
  • Dhaka International Film Festival 2023
  • Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Frontiera 2022: ConCorto
  • Sony Future Filmmaker Awards 2023: Best Film
  • Lebu International Film Festival 2023: In concorso
  • Women's Exhibit, Josephy Center for Arts and Culture 2023

The real story of Luz: the conflictual relationship of a mother and her daughter with the chilean dictatorship as background. Luz is from the side of Allende, she believes in freedom, in democracy and in a respectful world where everyone has the same value. Her mother is catholic, supports Pinochet and the coup d’etat. Forty years later Luz’s mother is affected from dementia.
Nevertheless Luz wants to break the painful silence between her and her mother and she imagines to tell her the truth about her in Santiago, the facts where she was tragically involved that were consciously ignored by her mother.
A monologue in the form of a diary, a sort of written page that allows the protagonist to redeem herself from the pain of silence and to reconcile her (virtually) with her mother