Mia Madre

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Nanni Moretti

Country: France, Italy
Language: English, Italian
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 106min
Production Year: 2015
Category: FILM

Well-regarded Italian filmmaker Margherita (the always brilliant Margherita Buy), is directing a big-budget film on location in Rome starring famous American actor Barry Huggins (played by John Turturro in another wholly original performance). But the actor’s bizarre behavior on the set causes major headaches and soon threatens a production meltdown. Margherita struggles to hold the film together, while away from the shoot, she is dealing with her mother’s terminal illness and her daughter’s adolescent rebelliousness.

Nanni Moretti’s Mia Madre is possibly his most personal film, and a master class on autobiographical cinema. Although Moretti appears in a supporting role as Margherita’s brother, the character of Margherita herself is Moretti’s alter-ego. As in Moretti’s masterpiece The Son’s Room, every conflict revolves around his own fears, uncertainties and despairs, as if he’d incessantly asked himself whether he’d be able to match the commitment he brings to his professional life, with his family duties. Moretti’s legendary skill at creating powerful universal drama out of our most individual insecurities makes Mia Madre a rare gift. – Orlando Rojas

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credits

Director: Nanni Moretti
Producer: Nanni Moretti, Domenico Procacci
Screenwriter: Nanni Moretti, Francesco Piccolo, Valia Santella

Cinematographer: Arnaldo Catinari
Editor: Clelio Benevento

Cast: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti, Beatrice Mancini

Nanni Moretti

Nanni Moretti is from northern Italy. His first major success in Italy was Ecce bombo (1978), and Dear Diary (1993) was his first international success. The Son’s Room won the Palme d’Or at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. His other most recent films include The Caiman (2006) and We Have a Pope (2011).

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