Mia Madre

Mia Madre Movie

Margherita (Margherita Buy) is a director working on a social-realist film about a factory strike called Noi Siamo Qui (We Are Here), starring Italian-American actor Barry Huggins (John Turturro) as the factory owner. Huggins consistently fails to deliver his lines properly and the fraught nature of the shoot is exasperated by unhelpful advice from Margherita to her actors.

She breaks up with her boyfriend, an actor in the film, and is divorced from the father of her daughter, Livia (Beatrice Mancini). Her brother Giovanni (Nanni Moretti) has taken time off work to help care for their ailing mother, Ada (Giulia Lazzarini), a retired classics teacher who has been hospitalised. Margherita comes to feel guilty for not taking on more responsibility for her mother and reflects on her often cold relations with her family, friends and colleagues.

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Mia Madre

Directed by: Nanni Moretti
Starring: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Beatrice Mancini, Nanni Moretti, Anna Bellato, Lorenzo Gioielli
Screenplay by: Nanni Moretti, Valia Santella
Production Design by: Paola Bizzarri
Cinematography by: Arnaldo Catinari
Film Editing by: Clelio Benevento
Costume Design by: Valentina Taviani
Set Decoration by: Mina Petrara
MPAA Rating: R for language.
Studio: Alchemy
Release Date: March 25, 2016