<i>My Mother’s Smile.</i> 2002. Italy. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Courtesy Photofest
  • My Mother’s Smile

    2002. Italy. Marco Bellocchio. 105 min.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • My Mother’s Smile

    2002. Italy. Written and directed by Marco Bellocchio. With Sergio Castellitto, Jacqueline Lustig, Chiara Conti. A celebrated author of children’s books who also happens to be a dedicated atheist, Ernesto (Castellitto) is astonished to discover that his emotionally distant mother, murdered years earlier by his psychotic brother, has been proposed for sainthood by the Vatican. Here Bellocchio creates perhaps the most spectacular of his dysfunctional families, adding the political power of the Catholic Church to his ongoing study of Italy’s eternally oppressive institutions. In Italian; English subtitles. 105 min.

In the Film exhibition Marco Bellocchio: A Retrospective

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