Eva Giolo

A Tongue Called Mother

2019, DCP, colour, 25'

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.


  • FIDMarseille FR, July 2019 (International Premiere)
  • Courtisane Filmfestival BE 2019 (Avant Premiere)

With Alba Giolo, Pascale Gerbaux & Colette Vuylsteke
Cinematography Eva Claus & Eva Giolo 

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, HISK