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Marghe and Her Mother

Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Italy, 2019, 100 min.

In Italian with English subtitles.
This film is family friendly.

AIFF Award Winner:
Festival Grand Prize

Claudia, a 22 year-old single mother, gets evicted from her house for not being able to pay the rent. She is forced to leave her six-year-old daughter with an old lady, while she goes to search for a job and her never found true love. This film depicts the struggle of a 22-year-old single mother in search of job, love and identity in a modern society.

Director's Statement

The film narrates the story of three generations of women. Despite living together and in close proximity, their worlds have grown so apart that they struggle to understand one another. Although the film Marghe and Her Mother is made in Italy, but the same story can happen every day throughout Europe or even in any country on the entire planet earth. Modern life, besides all its possibilities and numerous choices it has offered to the mankind, seems to have jeopardise some of their basic needs. Having a secure and stable job, a trusting friendship, a true love or sometimes even their basic human dignity -- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Category: Drama, Feature, Award Winner, Best of Fest.
Themes: Family, Identity, Relationships, Women, World Cinema.

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