Selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, Mia Madre is finally released to Canadian audiences. Moretti elegantly approaches the subject of death and family (and existential crises). Brilliantly acted and directed, the film is varied and layered.
Title: Mia Madre
Directed By: Nanni Moretti
Written By: Nanni Moretti, Valia Santella, Francesco Piccolo
Produced By: Nanni Moretti, Domenico Procacci
Story By: Gaia Manzini, Nanni Moretti, Valia Santella, Chiara Valerio
Starring: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti, Beatrice Mancini, Stefano Abbati, Enrico Ianniello, Anna Bellato, Toni Laudadio
Cinematography: Arnaldo Catinari
Edited By: Clelio Benevento
Production Companies: Arte France Cinéma, Fandango, Ifitalia, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema, Sacher Film
Distributed By: 01 Distribution
Released On: 16 April 2015 (In Italy)
Running Time: 107 minutes
Estimated Budget: 7 Million Euros
Film Format: Digital
Mia Madre is worth seeing in theatres. It is as profoundly sad as it is hopeful (and the soundtrack is pretty great too)! I leave you with the amazing Arvo Pärt.