Italian Film Festival

Mia madre

Info: Italy, 2015, 106 mins, DCP

Language: In Italian with English subtitles

Director: Nanni Moretti

Cast: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Nanni Moretti, Giulia Lazzarini


  • Friday July 1, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Saturday July 2, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Sunday July 3, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • Monday July 4, 2016 - 4:15 pm
  • Tuesday July 5, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Thursday July 7, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Monday July 11, 2016 - 4:15 pm
  • Tuesday July 12, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Saturday July 16, 2016 - 2:15 pm

"A triumph! Moretti’s most satisfying film to date, a richly mature work… Intimate, empathetic and intensely humane." Mark Kermode, The Observer

In what has been acclaimed as his best film since the Palme d’Or winning The Son’s Room, Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti helms this quasi-autobiographical drama about a movie director (played by preeminent Italian actress Margherita Buy) trying to juggle her latest production with her own mother’s failing health. In this she is not helped by the presence of needy US film star “Barry Huggins” (John Turturro), a temperamental talent who seems incapable of following simple direction, nor by the demands of her adolescent daughter… Moretti takes the supporting role of director’s brother, in this ruefully funny, poignant film.

“Warm, witty and seductive – tremendously smart and enjoyable. Moretti’s best film in years, Mia Madre is about the paramount importance of enjoying life and cultivating love; cinema and socially engaged art are valuable insofar as they promote these imperatives.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Inspired. A triumph of tonal complexity. Whenever it gets close to the serious, it gets funny. Even funny, it never quite relinquishes the poignant.” Nigel Andrews, Financial Times