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phantompain's rating of the film Mia madre

Although sometimes too aesthetically condescending, there is still a notion of unity in each scene, so crucial in Moretti's films, through an almost-dialectical editing process: daughter and mother, sister and brother, solitude and companionship, laughs and tears, gaining and losing…This agreement of opposites is, somehow, what turns this small melodrama into a compassionate statement on love, life and death.