Grandmother's Footsteps

Lola Peploe

Original title: Grandmother's Footsteps

Expecting her first child and questioning how to align motherhood with being an artist, Lola Peploe begins a dialogue with her grandmother Cloclo, a landscape painter, aesthetic nomad and free spirit. Lola decides to follow in her footsteps and return to Greece to the Cycladic islands where Cloclo spent the last twenty years of her life painting. She begins speaking to Cloclo in her mind and reconstructing her life as she wanders through the streets of Amorgos in search of her old painting studio. Filled with extraordinary characters, overwhelming epistolary loves and surprisingly beautiful paintings, the film includes one of the last testimonies by Bernardo Bertolucci, the director's uncle.

  • Duration: 64'
  • Production year: 2023
  • Country: FR
  • Language: EN, IT, FR Subtitles: PT
  • Rome Film Festival – Freestyle Section

Lola Peploe