Figlia mia (Daughter of Mine). 2018. Italy/Germany/Switzerland. Directed by Laura Bispuri. Screenplay by Bispuri, Francesca Manieri. With Alba Rohrwacher, Sara Casu, Valeria Golino. DCP. In Italian; English subtitles. 100 min.
Reuniting Alba Rohrwacher with writer-director Laura Bispuri (Sworn Virgin), Daughter of Mine confronts the contemporary meaning of motherhood with a ferocious vitality. Rohrwacher plays Angelica, a licentious Sardinian who retains a powerful hold over her nine-year-old daughter Vittoria (Sara Casu) even after secretly giving her up to the care of a devoted neighbor (Valeria Golino). Courtesy Istituto Luce Cinecittà and Strand Releasing