Nanni Moretti's seriocomic Italian film "Mia Madre" made the festival rounds last year, earning the Ecunemical Prize at Cannes and positive notices at TIFF, AFI FEST and the New York Film Festival.
With a trailer and a release date set, this Italian production stars Italian actress Margherita Buy and John Turturro, exercising his Italian-language chops. "Mia Madre" is about film director Margherita (Buy), who must deal with onset woes and American actor Barry Huggins (Turturro), in addition to balancing a tumultuous home life.
As the mother of a teenage daughter and the daughter of a dying mother, Margherita must face life's punches while focusing on her career and completing her film. Huggins only adds fuel to her production fire, as he can't seem to remember his lines and comes off as a bit of a diva on set.
Check out the trailer for "Mia Madre," which looks to be a nice little diversion for Turturro, taking a break from the "Transformers" franchise and big Hollywood movies to take on smaller, more intimate projects. The film is set to be releases in theaters on March 25.