The BFI is celebrating the pioneering filmmaker and artist Lorenza Mazzetti (1927-2020) with a screening and Blu-ray release of her BFI National Archive remastered London-made shorts, alongside a candid new documentary about her life and work.
On 13 September 2023, BFI Southbank will present TOGETHER: THE LONDON FILMS OF LORENZA MAZZETTI, ahead of their release on BFI Blu-ray in THE LORENZA MAZZETTI COLLECTION, out on 25 September.
The screening and Blu-ray set each bring together Mazzetti’s three London-made shorts, newly remastered in 4K by the BFI National Archive, setting out to celebrate and reframe her work, squarely repositioning her essential contribution to post-war British cinema and ensuring her visibility for future generations.
Deeply poetic and avant-garde, the three shorts are the recently rediscovered THE COUNTRY DOCTOR (1953), lost for over half a century, K (1953) and TOGETHER (1956).
Mazzetti’s remastered films are complemented by a new and candid documentary, TOGETHER WITH LORENZA MAZZETTI (2023), made by artist Brighid Lowe, working with Sight and Sound critic and author, Henry K. Miller. This intimate, insightful documentary features Mazzetti’s last ever recorded interview. A portrait of the artist at 90, it gives a vivid impression of an irrepressible spirit, revealing the life behind her art.