Synopsis

Palme d’Or winning director Nanni Moretti (The Son’s Room, The Caiman, We Have a Pope) returns with Mia Madre, a playful, reflective and intelligent drama. Set in present-day Rome, the story follows Margherita, 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.

Director

Nanni Moretti

Cast

Margherita Buy: Margherita Giulia Lazzarini: Ada John Turturro: Barry Huggins Nanni Moretti: Giovanni Beatrice Mancini: Livia


Details

DVD catalogue number: ART777DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART170BD

Awards

2016 César Awards nominee for Best Foreign Film




Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

GENRE: Drama, Comedy

CERTIFICATE: 15

DIRECTOR: Nanni Moretti

CAST:
Margherita Buy: Margherita
Giulia Lazzarini: Ada
John Turturro: Barry Huggins
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DURATION: 107 Mins

COUNTRIES: France, Italy, Germany

LANGUAGES: English, Italian

AWARDS:
2016 César Awards nominee for Best Foreign Film

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  • “Tremendously smart and enjoyable”

    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


  • “This is Moretti at his interpersonal best; intimate, empathetic and intensely humane”

    Mark Kermode, The Observer


  • “Moretti's finest film in years”

    Tom Dawson, Total Film


  • “Emotionally resonant... a work of great sincerity and unshowy insight”

    Emma Simmonds, The Arts Desk

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