AT MY 74 yEARS i aCKNOWLEDGE THAT I NEVER BRUSHED MY EYEBROWS

HD / 16:9 / Color / 3m / 2016

English / Spanish

With Maria Pilar Ariza

© Alejandro Ramírez Ariza

French Institute Collection

 

In this video, Ramírez gives the voice to her mother so that she shows herself the way she is, in the way she wants to do it. The result is a series of micro-stories, full of freshness, authenticity and nostalgia, in which we discover a woman of strong character who is not afraid to act or speak what she thinks. She always gets up with the left foot to satisfy their ego, testing their stability every day. She does not need to identify herself with exemplary roles or expected behavior to feel more like a woman. In fact, she is so self-confidence that she is surprised of her freedom: in 74 years she had never worried about her eyebrows. We return to the matter of hair, where should or not should be. A question that belongs to the beautiful genre per excellence. Only now Maria Pilar has decided to draw those "immovable lines aligned with the ears", but with a very different objective: to empower a standardized gesture by making its own.