Mia Madre directed by Nanni Moretti (Italy/France) 2015 was inspired by the death of his mother during the production of his last film.
The lead role is played by Marghereta Buy while he has a minor part as her brother. It weaves together two stories: the making of a movie about the turmoil following the sale of a factory that will ultimately lead to a mass firing of its workers and the personal trauma surrounding the impending death of a loved one.
It was the closing film during the recent New Italian Cinema festival sponsored by San Francisco Film Society.
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