Last year the David for Best Supporting Actress went to Giulia Lazzarini.
Divorced and in a failing relationship, Margherita’s life has four burning pots and no back burner to put them aside to. The film that she’s directing is taking every amount of energy she has, mostly thanks to the manic and arrogant American star (played by John Turturro). At the same time, her mother, played by the birthday girl, Giulia Lazzarini, is in the hospital, dying from heart disease. These things along with the normal everyday life problems are pushing Margherita over the edge. As Moretti also experienced the recent loss of his own mother, the film is semi-autobiographical, making the film’s primary protagonist a woman.
Lazzarini plays a woman who is delicately slipping away and wistfully noting her decreased capacity to function as others remind Margherita and her brother, played by Moretti, that their Mamma had been a dynamic woman who changed people’s lives.
Mia Madre was scheduled to arrive in the USA April 1 at the Angelika Film Center in NYC but that has been postponed. We’ll let you know the minute we do about new dates.