26 Jul 2018

Mother's Milk (Martin del Carpio, 2017)

☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ out of 10☼


In less than three minutes of his poignantly beautiful film Mother's Milk, NYC-based artist Martin del Carpio manages to capture more emotion than some two-hour-long tear-jerkers, and he does so via framing each shot around the wrinkled hands of his (now deceased) mother, as she pensively leafs through an old book and diary, graciously expresses her piety and hesitatingly approaches the box of pills.

Carefully edited by the author's frequent collaborator William Murray and drenched in solemn silence only broken by crackling sounds (think old film projector), the simple, yet highly effective imagery of ethereal black and white transcends its 'ordinariness' and closely approaches the sublime, exuding with heartfelt love for all the life-givers of the world.

Mother's Milk is available on del Carpio's official YouTube channel.


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