Behind the White Glasses is a documentary dedicated to the career of the Italian film director, Lina Wertmüller, the first woman in film history to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Director in 1978, for her masterpiece Seven beauties. It is a journey into the creative soul of the director, reach of rhythms, music, memories and testimonies of colleagues, actors and artists, whose lives and careers have crossed paths with Wertmüller.
«…Lina, did you ever read Maupassant’s novel, Strong like death?»
«I think so, as a teenager … but it’s an ugly title…» «There is a verse that goes like this: “because love is strong like death”…»
«That’s right.. If it is referring to love, why not to name it “Strong like life”?!…»