I’m Saying It Because It’s True

The project is a four-channel installation, the centerpiece of which is a video, in which my mother and I rehearse Rick Blaine’s monologue addressed to Ilsa from Michael Curtiz’ Hollywood classic Casablanca. In playing with and against this iconic break up speech, we reveal the complexities of our relationship as actor and director, an older and a younger woman, a Russian mother and an American daughter.

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