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Nanni Moretti talks about “My Mother” #NYFF

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My Mother opens in the U.S.

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PODCAST | Samantha Sartori interviews Nanni Moretti, director of My Mother from the 2015 New York Film Festival

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At the US premier of My Mother (Mia Madre), we meet the director Nanni Moretti and talk about his new movie which will open in US theaters on August 26th, 2015. Moretti has a unique uncensored voice in Italian moviemaking. His last movie will be a perfect fit for US movie audiences, with his distinctive humor and sensibility. My Mother is going to be a gem among this summer’s releases.

Many thanks to Lilia Pino Blouin for the translation.

MY MOTHER: Margherita (Margherita Buy) is a middle-aged filmmaker who has to contend with an international co-production starring a mercurial American actor (John Turturro) and with the realization that her beloved mother (Giulia Lazzarini) is mortally ill. Underrated as an actor, director Nanni Moretti offers a fascinating portrayal as Margherita’s brother, a quietly abrasive, intelligent man with a wonderfully tamped-down generosity and warmth. The construction of the film is as simple as it is beautiful: the chaos of the movie within the movie merges with the fear of disorder and feelings of pain and loss brought about by impending death. Mia Madre is a sharp and continually surprising work about the fragility of existence that is by turns moving, hilarious, and subtly disquieting. An Alchemy release.


  • Reporter
    Samantha Sartori
  • Guest
    Nanni Moretti
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    My Mother (Mia Madre)
  • Festival section
    Main Slate
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