Eva Giolo

A Tongue Called Mother

16mm scanned to digital file, color, 4:3, stereo, BE, 2019, 18’

A Tongue Called Mother depicts the relationship between language, gestures and affiliation. It slowly captures the actions and words of three generations of women in the same family and children learning to read, meditating on words learnt and forgotten through the body.


With Alba Giolo, Pascale Gerbaux & Colette Vuylsteke
Cinematography Eva Giolo and Eva Claus
Editing Eva Giolo
Sound recording Nina De Vroome, Lennert De Taeye & Valentin Mazingarbe
Sound editing Simonluca Laitempergher
Sound mixing Raf Enckels
Color grading Lennert De Taeye
Film Lab Color by Dejonghe
Produced by elephy
Co-produced by Auguste Orts
With the support of Flanders Audiovisual Fund

  • A Tongue Called Mother has been on display at the following locations:
  • Arthaus Movie Theater Havana, Dec 12 2019
  • De Brakke Grond Amsterdam, Dec 7–Dec 22 2019
  • HISK Gent, Nov 22–Dec 15 2019
  • Nona Mechelen, Nov 15 2019
  • KASKcinema Ghent, Oct 23 2019
  • FID Marseille, Jul 10–Jul 13 2019
  • Beursschouwburg Brussel, Apr 18 2019
  • Courtisane festival Gent, Apr 7 2019