A documentary that explores a woman's unique take on her overweight and aging body.

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Ken Wardrop's mother, a farmer's wife for 44 years, takes off her clothes and talks about her body as the camera looks closely at her bottom, her breasts, her tummy, and her face. Meditations on gaining weight because she's relaxed and happy and talking about how much she liked to have her back scratched give way to memories of her husband and the feelings of loss. Her body is a map of childbirth, happiness, love, and loneliness. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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3 March 2006 (Ireland)  »

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Desnudando a mi madre  »

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With one word: ART!
4 February 2007 | by (Netherlands, Utrecht) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful short film, it's about an old woman and her life. she tells the story, by showing bits of her body. very touching, I recommend this movie very much.

If you can't deal with looking at an old female body, this movie is nothing for you.

there are two elements in the film, her body.. (that's what you see) the story she tells and the music. classical music is only present when it's necessary. there is an undisturbed silence in the movie when she speaks from time to time, but that only makes it more wonderful and touching.

the Title Undressing my mother stand for two things one she does really undress and second she takes of her ''wall''.. she tells you her story.

excellent short film, absolute piece of art.


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