|Mia Madre: These are hard days for Margherita, who is going through a very difficult period in her life. On a professional level first, the middle-aged film director, has started
wondering whether the committed movies she has been making are really an actual reflection of the world she lives in ; on top of this, she is in conflict not only with her crew
but also, and primarily, with Barry Huggins, a well-known American actor of Italian origin, who proves awfully bad and uncontrollable. On the personal level, things do not get
any better - it could even be said they are worse. Margherita has just left her life partner and she has become unable to relate to her teenage daughter.