Mia Madre

Mia Madre

Mia Madre

Italian drama, which enjoyed a nearly eight minute standing ovation at Cannes, about filmmaker Margherita (Margherita Buy). The director is making a film while dealing with personal and professional chaos - chief among them the imminent death of her mother and an egotistical American actor (John Turturro). Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2015.

"Margherita is a director shooting a film with the famous American actor, Barry Huggins, who is quite a headache on set. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together, despite her mother’s illness and her daughter’s adolescence." (Cannes Film Festival)

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Cannes Film Festival 2015
2015Rating: M107 minsItalyItalian with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Moretti's exploration of loss is unquestionably affecting, and "My Mother" has powerful moments ...

The Times

The Times

press

An insightful, often comic movie.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Turturro deserves four stars – but the rest of Moretti’s saggy melodrama is scarcely half as good.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A tremendously smart and enjoyable movie.

4.0
The Australian

The Australian

press

It's this primal bond between mother and daughter that is the heart of the film, one that Moretti explores with sympathy and restraint -- though in the end the focus is a little too diffuse.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

It's hard not to at the very least admire Nanni Moretti's self-imposed remit as a filmmaker who locates humour and levity in life's dimmest corners.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Good, strong, understated filmmaking is enlivened by Moretti's characteristic wry blend of drama and humor.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Among the excellent principals, top-billed Turturro enlivens things wonderfully, but the real star, Buy, is magnificent.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Moretti's exploration of loss is unquestionably affecting, and "My Mother" has powerful moments ...

The Times

The Times

press

An insightful, often comic movie.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Turturro deserves four stars – but the rest of Moretti’s saggy melodrama is scarcely half as good.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A tremendously smart and enjoyable movie.

4.0
The Australian

The Australian

press

It's this primal bond between mother and daughter that is the heart of the film, one that Moretti explores with sympathy and restraint -- though in the end the focus is a little too diffuse.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

It's hard not to at the very least admire Nanni Moretti's self-imposed remit as a filmmaker who locates humour and levity in life's dimmest corners.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Good, strong, understated filmmaking is enlivened by Moretti's characteristic wry blend of drama and humor.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Among the excellent principals, top-billed Turturro enlivens things wonderfully, but the real star, Buy, is magnificent.

4.0

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