France | 2023 | 65 min

A painter who experienced the last remnants of the Grand Tour era, Clotilde Brewster Peploe (1915–1997) chose the Mediterranean as her home and inspiration for her art. In the account made by her granddaughter Lola through archival footage and shots filmed on purpose, we follow the tracks of a life spent between Italy and Greece, marked by the world wars and by love stories that she confided in the letters and paintings found in her heirloom. Her legacy goes beyond art, since she stood as an example of free and independent woman for all those who lived by her side and got to know her. A fascinating story unravels over a broad time span and across several generations, including a passage to Florence and the family home there, where the heroine’s children also lived: Clare, a film director and Bernardo Bertolucci’s wife, and Mark, who wrote The Last Emperor and The Sheltering Sky. Lola Peploe becomes a witness to a journey throughout memory and the entire 20th century. (a.s.)

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 04 Nov 2023
  • Time: 13:30


Cinema La Compagnia
Cinema La Compagnia - Via Camillo Cavour, 50/R, 50121 Florence
Lola Peploe


Lola Peploe

After studying English and French Literature at Oxford university, Lola Peploe went on to train as an actress at the Drama Centre London. She has worked in theatre, television and film. Grandmother’s Footsteps is her first feature.

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