Aquilone (Kite) Two Art Stories explores the coming of age of an older woman claiming her voice and movement behind the mask. Acquilone is about an intergenerational friendship between two unlikely people, a young Italian man and an older American woman. We witness their joy as they explore the practicality and symbolism of making and flying a kite. Being a people pleaser she delights in his happiness. The untold story is what lies under her continuous smile: a coming of age of an older woman claiming her voice and movement behind the mask. The short film directed by Benjie Lasseau.
Benjie Lasseau uses her art to explore her hidden dark side and to challenge her childhood belief that she could never be a real artist like her father, the jazz icon Benny Goodman.