2019 | The Everyday of Age – Drawing my Grandmother’s Portrait
Laura Lux on Livre d’heures – Book of Hours, talk
… All these everyday gestures, I see her perform today, transport me straight away back to the way she cut my apples when I was a child. At the end of the film, I believe we are left with the insight that painting a grandmother’s portrait is also painting a portrait of yourself in the discourse of times – past and present – and in the lineage of who we become as women in youth and in age.
The film opens, for me, with a search for identity following a girl dressed in white erring through the woods. These images are accompanied by troubled, dissonant voices marking the search for clarity of thought sought in the encounter with nature. Then, we cut to the first image of “Bomi”’s hands holding her crutches moving slowly forward with cautious steps. The colours from the first images of the girl in the woods are marked by flowery yellows and fresh greens, which then switch to dark browns and earthy greens in the kitchen;…READ MORE