Palme d’Or winning director Nanni Moretti (The Son’s Room) returns with Mia Madre, a playful, reflective and intelligent drama. Set in present-day Rome, the story follows Margherita, a filmmaker attempting to balance her work with her family life. Pulled between the demands of a difficult Hollywood actor (John Turturro, in a scene-stealing role), her teenage daughter and the slow decline of her mother’s health, she finds herself struggling to hold everything together. But much like the director’s profession itself, she must stay in control right until the final call.

Mia Madre is out in cinemas today.