"Her life, her mother and her movie are falling apart, but Margherita holds on," Manhole Dargis writes in the New York Times about "Mia Madre", Nanni Moretti's latest movie.
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The movie seems to question the concept of socially engaged art, to be more specific, socially engaged movies.
Marguerita is shooting a movie about unemployment and capitalism in contemporary Italy with a leading actor who appears to be only socially engaged with himself.
Forget art, take care of your mother. Is this what Moretti is saying? Probably, but the irony is that he still needs a movie to say it. And he is very much aware of this irony.