Conversations with my Mother

An intense and sometimes disturbing series of encounters between the filmmaker and his mother as they relive the traumatic years of his childhood and adolescence. Following the migration of the family to Australia from Holland in the difficult postwar years they had to grapple with problems of housing, social injustice and adjustment made more difficult by the father’s mental illness. For the filmmaker ‘the sentiment had to be uncompromisingly true’ although he became aware that ‘all film is fiction’. See more