(this is the follow-up piece to Rudy Cecera’s interview with the director from earlier this year) Susie Singer Carter has much to be proud. Not only is “My mom and the girl” racking up palm leaves all over the U.S. but it also received recognition at the Cannes Festival in May. In fact, her short film got two separate nods, the the “Jury Winner Honorable Mention LGBTQ Winner at The American Pavilion” and the “KCET Fine Cuts Winner.” Carter was also a panelist on “The Female Lens: Cinematic Agency and Perspective” seminar. “It was absolutely magical.” said Carter about her first experience at Cannes. She added, “even the people at McDonalds are dressed in gowns.”
When asked why she thought her film was so well-received by an international audience, Carter responded that she believed that the subject matter of an ailing parent is something everyone can understand. “People all over the world have experienced medical issues.”
Carter also believes the relationship between women is one of “universal love.” The transgender issue of her film also gives off a vibe of equal opportunity that is shared by all.
If you haven’t see Carter’s film it will be an Official Selection in the upcoming Palm Springs Festival to be held June 20-26.