IN THE NAME OF LOVE / DU VERBE AIMER
Wed 24 May 2023
Du verbe aimer / Dir. Mary Jiménez
IN THE NAME OF LOVE // DU VERBE AIMER
Dir. Mary Jiménez / Belgium, Perú / 1985 / 85’
Mary Jiménez 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 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.
ADRIFT’s second coming thrilling film season brought to you by CinemaAttic! This impressive four-week celebration of contemporary and classic cinema is set to hit Scottish shores this spring. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to experience the best of world cinema from 23rd May – 24th June 2023.
The programme includes an introduction to 4 Peruvian women filmmakers hardly ever screened in these lands. Women in the Contemporary Nonfiction Film Scene in Peru is a programme curated by Dr Isabel Seguí (University of Aberdeen) and funded by the Leverhulme Trust.