• Mia madre (2016)

Mia madre

Release Date: August 26th, 2016

R |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

An Italian filmmaker (Margherita Buy) tries to cope with her mother's terminal illness (Giulia Lazzarini) while working on a new movie with a bombastic American actor (John Turturro).

Cast: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti, Beatrice Mancini, Stefano Abbati, Enrico Ianniello, Toni Laudadio

Director: Nanni Moretti

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Fandango, Rai Cinema

Keywords: Amusing, 2010s, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    The upshot is an emotionally satisfying fusion of the mixed up and the magical. show more

  • 80
    Lee MarshallScreen International

    Its relatively tranquil surface, its small amusements (many of them revolving around a tasty turn by John Turturro as a histrionically insecure American leading man), its moments of touching, almost Sirkian melodrama, above all its ability to tease resonant themes out of seemingly inconsequential scenes or lines of dialogue, make for a film that is greater than the sum of its parts. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Moretti knows how to orchestrate a good laugh when it's needed, but he can plumb more soulful, sorrowful depths, too. In Mia Madre, with its self-doubting director and wild-card American interloper, Moretti works a palette of shifting moods. Triumphantly. show more

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