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Mia Madre

MIA MADRE

"Fascinating...a rich and incredibly detailed world." - The Playlist

Mia Madre

About the Film

Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti finds comedy and pathos in the story of Margherita, a harried film director (Margherita Buy, A Five Star Life) trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a personal life in crisis. The star of her film, a charming but hammy American actor (John Turturro) imported for the production, initially presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together as her beloved mother’s illness progresses, and her teenage daughter grows ever more distant. 

Mia Madre premiered in the Main Competition of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won Ecumenical Jury prize while Margherita Buy received the Best Actress prize at Italy’s 2015 Donatello Awards. Characteristically self-reflexive and autobiographical, Moretti’s latest speaks to the poignancy of human transience, how we process loss and how we gain strength through humor.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Release Date: 08/26/16

Reactions

"Beautifully observed and delicately balanced...this is Moretti at his interpersonal best; intimate, empathetic and intensely humane." - Mark Kermode, The Guardian

"Carefully measured and satisfying...the film emerges as a deeply affecting reflection on solitude." - Ela Bittencourt, Slant Magazine

"Fascinating...a rich and incredibly detailed world." - Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Cannes Film Festival
  • Opening Night Selection - Chicago International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - New York Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Cast

Margherita: Margherita Buy
Barry Huggins: John Turturro
Ada: Giulia Lazzarini
Giovanni: Nanni Moretti
Livia: Beatrice Mancini
Federico: Stefano Abbati
Vittorio: Enrico Ianniello
Actress: Anna Bellato
Producer: Tony Laudadio
Interpreter: Lorenzo Gioielli
Assistant Director: Pietro
Secretary: Tatiana Lepore
Doctor: Monica Samassa
Nurse: Vanessa Scalera
Employee: Davide Iacopini
Former Student: Rossana Mortara

Crew

Director: Nanni Moretti
Screenplay: Nanni Moretti, Francesco Piccolo, Valia Santella
Producer: Nanni Moretti, Domenico Procacci
Cinematography: Arnaldo Catinari
Editor: Clelio Benevento
Production Design: Paola Bizzarri
Costume Designer: Valentine Taviani
Sound: Alessandro Zanon

Technical Info

Production Year: 2016
Release Date: 08/26/16
Countries of Production: France, Italy
Languages: English, Italian
Running Time: 1h 47m
Screen Ratio: 1.85
Sound: Dolby 5.1
Rating: R

Theaters

New York
New York
8/26/16
New York
New York
8/26/16
Palm Desert
California
9/9/16
Wilmette
Illinois
9/16/16
Sag Harbor
New York
9/16/16
Durham
North Carolina
9/23/16
Champaign
Illinois
9/23/16
Iowa City
Iowa
9/23/16
San Luis Obispo
California
9/23/16
Ithaca
New York
9/23/16
Montclair
New Jersey
9/23/16
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
9/23/16
Providence
Rhode Island
9/23/16
Camas
Washington
9/23/16
Monterey
California
9/23/16
Ann Arbor
Michigan
9/23/16
Santa Fe
New Mexico
9/23/16
Bloomington
Indiana
9/23/16
Charleston
South Carolina
9/23/16
Scottsdale
Arizona
9/23/16
Albuquerque
New Mexico
9/23/16
Silver City
New Mexico
9/30/16
Eugene
Oregon
9/30/16
Salt Lake City
Utah
9/30/16
Hartford
Connecticut
9/30/16
Huntington
New York
9/30/16
Asheville
North Carolina
9/30/16
Chico
California
9/30/16
Williamsville
New York
9/30/16
Yakima
Washington
9/30/16
Portland
Oregon
10/7/16
Omaha
Nebraska
10/7/16
Kansas City
Missouri
10/7/16
Sedona
Arizona
10/7/16
Lincoln
Nebraska
10/7/16
Madison
Wisconsin
10/7/16
Cleveland Heights
Ohio
10/7/16
Sarasota
Florida
10/7/16
Hamilton
New York
10/19/16
Newburyport
Massachusetts
10/21/16
Houston
Texas
10/21/16

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Cannes Film Festival
  • Opening Night Selection - Chicago International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - New York Film Festival

Reactions

"Beautifully observed and delicately balanced...this is Moretti at his interpersonal best; intimate, empathetic and intensely humane." - Mark Kermode, The Guardian

"Carefully measured and satisfying...the film emerges as a deeply affecting reflection on solitude." - Ela Bittencourt, Slant Magazine

"Fascinating...a rich and incredibly detailed world." - Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist

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