Dir. Mary Jiménez / Belgium, Perú / 1985 / 85’
The relationship with one’s mother is probably the most complex and contradictory bond human beings have. Mary Jiménez’s film In The Name Of Love is a harsh yet poetic portrait of this rapport, always unique but part of a pattern that repeats itself and mirrors other life stories. It is the diasporic journey of a daughter coming to terms with the figure of her mother to find her true self outside the asphyxiating confines of her country of origin while attempting a healing return which is physical and psychological. Love, frustration, dependency, expectations, cultural clash, harm and self-harm are elements that construct this 1985 film that beautifully inaugurated the subjective turn in documentary in Peru.
Where: CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts (350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD)
When: Wednesday 24 May, doors open at 19:30, screening starts at 20:00
Mary Jimenez goes back to her native Peru after many years of living in Belgium. She attempts to understand her relationship with her mother, and meets other people whom she was close to at stages in her life.
“The pain of a moviemaker, and the love of cinema that saves her.” Mubi