A playful, reflective and intelligent drama from Palme d’Or-winning director Nanni Moretti (‘The Son’s Room’, ‘Dear Diary’, ‘We Have a Pope’)
Margherita is a filmmaker attempting to balance her work with her family life. Pulled between the demands of a difficult Hollywood actor (John Turturro, in a scene-stealing role), her teenage daughter and the slow decline of her mother’s health, she finds herself struggling to hold everything together. But much like the director’s profession itself, she must stay in control right until the final call…
Winner of numerous awards, including the Ecumenical Jury Prize at Cannes 2015, ‘Mia Madre’ is a subtle, tender and carefully balanced exploration of love, loss and the pressures of modern life.
★★★★ “An insightful, often comic movie” - Kate Muir, The Times
★★★★ “Tragicomic triumph” - Mark Kermode’s Film of the Week, The Observer
★★★★★ “Has its wake and eats it” - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times