Mia Madre (2015)

BBC FOUR, 10.30PM ★★★

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Nanni Moretti’s lethar­gic drama is about the im­pend­ing loss of a par­ent. Moretti plays Gio­vanni, the son of a Latin scholar who is slip­ping to­wards death. The emo­tional ker­nel of the story is drawn from Moretti’s own life: his mother died dur­ing the mak­ing of his pre­vi­ous film. It’s John Tur­turro, as an Amer­i­can ac­tor work­ing for Gio­vanni’s sis­ter, who shines though, with scenes that crackle with wit, en­ergy and in­ven­tion.

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