Italian with English subtitles. Margherita is a director shooting a film with a famously difficult American actor. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together, despite her mother’s illness and her daughter’s adolescence.
Drama | Foreign | 2016
Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Nanni Moretti, Giulia Lazzarini
In this touching and highly personal new film from the Italian master filmmaker Nanni Moretti, a harried filmmaker (Margherita Buy, A Five Star Life; We Have a Pope) tries to juggle the demands of her latest movie with a personal life in shambles. The star of her film, a bombastic American actor (John Turturro) imported for the production, presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together as her mother’s illness progresses and her teenage daughter grows ever more distant. A comedy-drama imbued with a quiet sense of grief, Moretti illuminates the poignancy of human imperfection that is revealed when real life and art intersect.
Nanni Moretti, Domenico Procacci