My Mother ( Mia Madre )

Italian favourite Nanni Moretti returned to the Cannes Competition this year with his best film since The Sons Room was awarded the Palme dOr in 2001. In lightly disguised autobiographical mode, he tells the story of Margherita (Margherita Buy), a filmmaker anxiously juggling the demands of her career, her teenage daughter and the decline of her ageing mother, Ada. Moretti himself plays Margheritas brother, who has taken leave from his job to nurse their dying mother. With characteristic openness to the big questions and the way they are manifested in our everyday existence, Moretti moves between Margheritas personal and professional lives in a lifelike mix of thoughtfulness and wry comedy. Playing Barry Huggins, an outrageously grandstanding  and needy  American actor in the film Margherita is making, John Turturro is a comic treat.

Year: 2015
Genre: Drama, Italian Cinema
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Director: Nanni Moretti
Starring: John Turturro, Margherita Buy, Nanni Moretti, Giulia Lazzarini
Duration: 103 Minutes
Rating: M - Offensive language
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Italy)



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