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Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.

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These are hard days for Margherita, who is going through a very difficult period in her life. On a professional level first, the middle-aged film director, has started wondering whether the committed movies she has been making are really an actual reflection of the world she lives in ; on top of this, she is in conflict not only with her crew but also, and primarily, with Barry Huggins, a well-known American actor of Italian origin, who proves awfully bad and uncontrollable. On the personal level, things do not get any better - it could even be said they are worse. Margherita has just left her life partner and she has become unable to relate to her teenage daughter. As for her mother, she is now seriously ill and her doctor tries to prepare her brother and her for the worst. Which is unacceptable to the weakened woman who can find salvation only in denial of reality. Will she manage to face up to the facts and to come to terms with herself? Written by Guy Bellinger

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€7,000,000 (estimated)

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$34,098 (USA) (26 August 2016)

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$301,664 (USA) (28 October 2016)
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When writing the script, Nanni Moretti used what he had written during his mother's sickness. See more »

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27 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

When your personal life affects your working abilities, it is never good for anybody. But there are things that you cannot influence (some may call them Destiny). When people close to you (and your mother would count into that group for a majority of people), are about to leave your life, there is going to be a lot of emotion involved.

Take that to work, where a star may or may not be right about being upset about things and you start clashing, getting frustrated over time and lose focus overall. Superbly acted by all those involved, this is dense and slow paced and surely not for everyone to "enjoy" (if that is the right word to use). But there is a lot things that you can take away here. One of them: Pain is all around us and we have to work with it and even if we're not able to accept it, still be able to move on


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