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.

Mia Madre

Drama | Foreign | 2016

Cast

Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Nanni Moretti, Giulia Lazzarini

Synopsis

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.

Producers

Nanni Moretti, Domenico Procacci

Director

Nanni Moretti

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Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Shanghai International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Jerusalem Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Odessa International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, New Horizons Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, SANFIC Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Manaki Brothers Festival Bitola 2015
Official Selection, New York Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Chicago International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Gent International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Middleburg Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Vienna International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Villerupt Italian Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Denver International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Most Festival 2015
Official Selection, Cinedays Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, FAF Belgrade 2015
Official Selection, Bengaluru International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, Italian Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, New Horizons Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, Edmonton International Film Festival 2016