Mia Madre

Mia Madre

Directed by Nanni Moretti
Starring Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini,
Nanni Moretti
Distributor: Music Box Films

Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti finds comedy and pathos in the story of Margherita, a harried film director trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a personal life in crisis. The star of her film, a charming but hammy American actor imported for the production, initially presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together as her beloved mother’s illness progresses, and her teenage daughter grows ever more distant.

Winner – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Cannes Film Festival
Opening Night Selection – Chicago International Film Festival
Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection – New York Film Festival

“Beautifully observed and delicately balanced…this is Moretti at his interpersonal best; intimate, empathetic and intensely humane.” – Mark Kermode, The Guardian

“Carefully measured and satisfying…the film emerges as a deeply affecting reflection on solitude.” – Ela Bittencourt, Slant Magazine

Fascinating…a rich and incredibly detailed world.” – Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist