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My Mother's Smile

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Marco Bellochio's MY MOTHER'S SMILE is a challenging drama that raises several questions about potential hypocrisies within the Catholic religion. The film stars Sergio Castellitto (DON'T MOVE) as Ernesto, a renowned painter and unabashed atheist. Estranged from his wife Irene (Jacqueline Lustig), Ernesto nonetheless plays a role in the life of his young son Leonardo, who is coming to terms with his own religious beliefs. When Ernesto discovers that his mother, who was murdered years before by his mentally damaged brother, is being considered for canonization, he doesn't know how to react. That is because he continues to feel nothing but contempt for her. Gradually, Ernesto discovers that the hypocrisies that drove him away from the church in the first place might be playing a major role in the investigation surrounding his mother's canonization. From dishonest family members to manipulative Vatican emissaries to a beautiful young woman (Chiara Conti) who may or may not be a religion teacher, Ernesto must find his own morality in an increasingly immoral world. Filmed with painterly warmth by Pasquale Mari and featuring a characteristically soulful performance from Castellitto, MY MOTHER'S SMILE is Marco Bellochio at his most accomplished.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NYD95606

  • Credits
    Piera Degli Esposti, Toni Bertorelli, Sergio Castellitto, Alberto Mondini, Jacqueline Lustig, Chiara Conti
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