A single Jewish woman, her mother and her nose. A dangerous love triangle – especially when Mom’s pushing her daughter to get a nose job.
Looking one’s best is one of life’s inescapable priorities, and Mom’s been right there – dressing her daughter in only the most beautiful dresses, as seen on early home movies.
And the picture is very clear: Mom and daughter are not on the same page (What else is new?) But what do you do, when you think you look good and your mother is convinced you need some work done? Mom’s the expert after all, what with a little lift here and there over the years. Hm-m-m.. Could it be that Mom’s the one here really thinking seriously about another plastic surgery for herself?
Director Gayle Kirschenbaum needs some answers. She takes the camera on the street and asks total strangers whether she should have her nose done. “My mother thinks I should, “ she tells them. One stranger suggests psychoanalysis for Mom, others are scientifically specific about reconstruction, and one talks to the camera and tells mom a familiar Yiddishism about the teakettle. It’s pretty hilarious.
In its own not-too-serious way, 'My Nose' touches on the dynamics of the mother/daughter relationship and Kirschenbaum’s own clock-watching as she searches for a husband. We get a peek inside the plastic surgeon’s office where opinions abound, and we wonder... how important is this anyway? Her nose may be crooked, but we think Kirschenbaum has her priorities straight.
CrewAssistant Editor: Adam Bertocci
Cinematography: Charlotte Rademaekers
Editor: Charlotte Rademaekers
Music: Jeffrey Gray
Cinematography: Sarah Michelle Abbott
Cinematography: Su Kim
Cinematography: Gayle Kirschenbaum
Cinematography: Lance Kruger
Cinematography: James Papadopoulos
Cinematography: James Parsons
Animator: Michael Scharf
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Museum of Jewish Heritage
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