Shooting the Mafia is a look at Latitzia Battaglia’s career as photojournalist from the perspective of the artist herself, through interviews and voiceovers. It is built from sometimes seemingly random recollections of her life and experience.
Filmmaker Kim Longinotto plays sentimental music like O Solo Mio and Volare over Battaglia’s crime scene photos and of the artist in her youth, as she speaks of a dark childhood memory that impacted the rest of her life.
Longinotto also uses romantic Italian songs to accompany scenes from both home movies, and films of the day meant to represent the artist’s feelings of the time, but this technique becomes a bit confusing. We don’t know if it’s her, or some famous Italian film star.
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