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2015 Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 4: Margherita with All the Toppings for Moretti’s “Mia Madre”

A two time juror, winner of Best Director for Dear Diary (1993) and Palme d’Or winner for The Son’s Room in 2001, this is Nanni Moretti’s tenth trip to the festival as a filmmaker. Averaging about two to three films per decade, Mia Madre (My Mother) appears to be both comfort food, and food for thought. Signed by Moretti, Francesco Piccolo and Valia Santella, this takes the vantage point of a female protagonist with a strong affinity to its creator as there are autobiographical elements here. A third collaboration between Moretti and with Margherita Buy, it may also be their best work to date and it my also pan for one of the available prizes.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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