Magazine article Screen International

Nanni Moretti's 'My Mother' to Open Jerusalem Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Nanni Moretti's 'My Mother' to Open Jerusalem Film Festival

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Nanni Moretti's My Mother (Mia Madre) is to open the 32nd Jerusalem Film Festival (July 9-19).

The movie's premiere in Israel will be screened at the Sultan's Pool on July 9, following its world premiere in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival last month.

The opening ceremony will be attended by John Turturro, who stars in the movie.

Italian maverick Moretti's latest film, which stars Margherita Buy alongside the director, is a return to the family drama he explored in 2001 Palme d'Or winner The Son's Room.

This time it's a mother's slow decline that sparks the melodrama, leavened by comic touches courtesy of a film within the film featuring a US actor played by Turturro.

Moretti's previous film in Cannes Competition was 2011 papal dramedy We Have A Pope (Habemus Papam). …

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