IN HER SHOES
by Maria Iovine
Italy, 2019, 19’
Production: AAMOD Fondazione Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico, Deriva Film, Officina Visioni, Greve 61, Scuola d’arte cinematografica Gian Maria Volontè
Wednesday 9, 5.00 pm, Cinema Zenith
An upside-down world where women are in power and men look after the family. Domenico retells his story to his daughter starting with a tender memory. In a letter he re-lives the joys of her birth, her childhood, the dreams of a happy family, but also of the painful sacrifices of a father and husband, sacrifices that suffocated his real aspirations and desires. Using found footage, In Her Shoes rewrites History: men united in a liberation movement. The images from our past no longer tell of who we were, but create a challenge. What would men have done if they found themselves in women’s shoes?
Maria Iovine was born in Caserta, in the South of Italy, in 1984. She obtains a degree at the University of Salerno with a practical thesis on editing titled ‘Obraz. Audiovisual Experimentation. For an Ejzenstejnian. Reconfiguration of “The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant” ‘ that awarded her with the honors and a special mention by the Academic Commission.
She is an editor for cinema and tv. Since she is 23 she has worked as assistant and collaborator with Marco Spoletini (editor of “Gomorra” by Matteo
Garrone), Clelio Benevento (“Mia Madre” by Nanni Moretti).
She has always been committed to themes connected to the feminist universe, recently she has won the prize of the Lazio Regional Department “Innovation; a Female Noun” with an editing video on the relationships
between women and technologies, titled “Upgrading Fairy Tales”.
Her first short film ‘In Her Shoes’, realized only with archive footage (AAMOD and Istituto Luce) won Prize Zavattini in 2018.