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Mia madre (lit. "My Mother") is a 2015 Franco-Italian drama film directed by Nanni Moretti. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[2][3] It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[4]

Mia madre
Mia Madre poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byNanni Moretti
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Gaia Manzini
  • Nanni Moretti
  • Valia Santella
  • Chiara Valerio
StarringMargherita Buy
CinematographyArnaldo Catinari
Edited byClelio Benevento
Production
companies
Distributed by
  • 01 Distribution (Italy)
  • Le Pacte (France)
Release date
  • 16 April 2015 (2015-04-16) (Italy)
  • 16 May 2015 (2015-05-16) (Cannes)
  • 2 December 2015 (2015-12-02) (France)
Running time
107 minutes[1]
Country
  • Italy
  • France
Language
  • Italian
  • English

PlotEdit

Margherita (Margherita Buy) is a director working on a social-realist film about a factory strike called Noi siamo qui (We Are Here), starring American actor Barry Huggins (John Turturro) as the factory owner. Huggins consistently fails to deliver his lines properly and the fraught nature of the shoot is exacerbated by unhelpful advice from Margherita to her actors. She breaks up with her boyfriend, an actor in the film, and is divorced from the father of her daughter, Livia (Beatrice Mancini). Her brother Giovanni (Nanni Moretti) has taken time off work to help care for their ailing mother, Ada (Giulia Lazzarini), a retired classics teacher who has been hospitalised. Margherita comes to feel guilty for not taking on more responsibility for her mother and reflects on her often cold relations with her family, friends and colleagues.

CastEdit

 
Cast and director at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

ReceptionEdit

Les Cahiers du cinéma placed the film 1st in their 2015 Top Ten chart[5] and featured Nanni Moretti on their November's cover.[6]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Awards and nominations
Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
70th Silver Ribbon Awards Best Director Nanni Moretti Nominated
Best Producer Nanni Moretti and Domenico Procacci Nominated
Best Screenplay Nanni Moretti, Valia Santella, and Francesco Piccolo Nominated
Best Actress Margherita Buy Won
Best Editing Clelio Benevento Nominated
Best Sound Alessandro Zanon Nominated
Special Nastro d'Argento Giulia Lazzarini Won
68th Cannes Film Festival[7] Palme d'Or Nanni Moretti Nominated
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Won
60th David di Donatello Awards[8] Best Film Nanni Moretti and Domenico Procacci Nominated
Best Director Nanni Moretti Nominated
Best Script Nanni Moretti, Valia Santella and Francesco Piccolo Nominated
Best Producer Nanni Moretti and Domenico Procacci Nominated
Best Actress Margherita Buy Won
Best Supporting Actress Giulia Lazzarini Won
Best Supporting Actor Nanni Moretti Nominated
Best Makeup Enrico Iacoponi Nominated
Best Editing Clelio Benevento Nominated
Best Sound Alessandro Zanon Nominated
55th Globi d'oro Best Film Nanni Moretti Nominated
Best Script Nanni Moretti, Valia Santella, and Francesco Piccolo Nominated
Best Actress Margherita Buy Nominated
30th Ciak d'oro[9] Best Director Nanni Moretti Won
Best Actress Margherita Buy Won
Best Supporting Actor Nanni Moretti Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Giulia Lazzarini Won
Best Producer Nanni Moretti and Domenico Procacci Nominated
Best Screenwriter Nanni Moretti, Valia Santella, and Francesco Piccolo Nominated
Best Sets and Decorations Paola Bizzarri Nominated
Best Movie Poster Internozero comunicazione Nominated
28th European Film Awards Best Director Nanni Moretti Nominated
Best Actress Margherita Buy Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mia Madre (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  2. ^ "2015 Official Selection". Cannes. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Screenings Guide". Festival de Cannes. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Sandra Bullock's 'Our Brand Is Crisis,' Robert Redford's 'Truth' to Premiere at Toronto". Variety. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Top Ten 2015, Décembre 2015 – n°717". Cahiers du cinema.
  6. ^ "Nanni Moretti à Rome, Novembre 2015 n°716". Cahiers du cinema.
  7. ^ "Cannes Ecumenical Jury Prize 2015 awarded to 'Mia Madre' by Nanni Moretti". Protestant Federation of France. 23 May 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  8. ^ "David di Donatello 2015, le cinquine: 16 nomination per "Anime nere", 14 per Martone". Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Ciak D'Oro 2015, l'elenco dei premiati - TV Sorrisi & Canzoni". 3 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2016.

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