Bauer’s quirky family gathers once a year in a French chateau. There is a crooning cousin, family dinners with games and plays, and a great-uncle who still seems to live in the Vichy age. At the heart of this colourful cast is Maman, Bauer’s grandmother, who passed away during the shoot. What follows is an increasingly absurd story of a woman who, after her death, embarks on a journey that eventually becomes an odyssey.
Lucia Margarita Bauer (1979), formerly known as Luci Links and Luci Lux, is a German-French filmmaker, photographer and curator. Born in Riedlingen on the Danube, she lived in Berlin, the USA, Ireland, and Strasbourg, trained as a goldsmith and completed a degree in Experimental Media Design.
In Berlin, she has curated exhibitions at the former HBC and the Santa Lucia Galerie der Gespräche. Her first short film, The Snake in the Jar, premiered at Visions du Réel in 2013.
She uses Super-8 fragments, YouTube snippets, photography and archival sounds to reflect on her past. Maman Maman Maman (2019) was part of the IFFR Tiger Short Competition.
The Snake in the Jar (2013), Maman Maman Maman (2019)