Purpose and Values
Venice, 3rd September 2022 – “CARTA A MI MADRE PARA MI HIJO” (LETTER TO MY MOTHER FOR MY SON), directed by Spanish film director Carla Simón, is the 24th commission from Miu Miu Women’s Tales. The acclaimed short-film series invites today’s most profound and original female directors to investigate vanity and femininity in the 21st century.
Carla is pregnant and naked, just like in the photos where her mother poses pregnant with Carla herself. Sunlight streams through the windows. We see Super 8 shots of grandparents, uncles, aunts, fathers, great-grandparents; smiling, sewing, reciting poetry. Then, we see a young woman grow from the 60s to the present day, passing through the 80s, crossing the thresholds of femininity and history, until she meets Carla pregnant next to the blue sky of the Catalan coast.
Fragmentary and fleeting, “CARTA A MI MADRE PARA MI HIJO” (LETTER TO MY MOTHER FOR MY SON) a homage to the filmmaker’s family that’s partly fictional and entirely heartfelt. It is a touching reminder that understanding who we are requires a lifelong process, piecing together real and imagined memories of the past, in order to compose a picture of the future.