The Ties That Bind

The Ties That Bind

Su Friedrich

US
1984
Documentary
55’
Focus

In The Ties That Bind, Su Friedrich analyses her mother’s memories of her youth in Germany between the 1920s and 1940s. »I have combined images of my mother from her current life in Chicago with stories of her past, partly because she is still seriously tormented by these early experiences, but also because I can’t separate who she is now from who she became as a result of war and National Socialism. But underlying this, it appears to be a conversation between the pictures I took and the sound she produced.« (Su Friedrich)

Director / Cinematography / Editing / Sound / Production / Contact

Su Friedrich

Su Friedrich

Su Friedrich has lived and worked in New York since the mid-70s. Her 16-mm films and videos have been shown at eighteen retrospectives and are part of the collections at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and the Centre Pompidou, among others. She teaches film and video production at Princeton University.


Films by Su Friedrich (Selection)
Gut Renovation
2012 | From the Ground Up 2007 | Seeing Red 2005 | The Head of a Pin 2004 | The Odds of Recovery 2002 | Hide and Seek 1996 | Rules of the Road 1993 | First Comes Love 1991 | Sink or Swim 1990 | Gently Down the Stream 1981