Daughter of Mine

Nominee
Golden Bear
Berlin International Film Festival
A noble rarity, passionately involved in the exploration of oppositional ideas of motherhood.

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Daughter of Mine

Ten-year-old Vittoria’s summer will be one of two mothers to challenge, to hate, to love and to forgive. Shy Vittoria has a close relationship with her loving, good mother Tina. But their quiet Sardinian life will be upset when the young girl discovers that local party girl Angelica is her birth mother. When Angelica is forced to move away because of financial troubles, she asks to become acquainted with Vittoria. Tina agrees, comforted by the idea that the woman will soon be leaving town. Searching for something deep and inexplicable, Vittoria and Angelica spend more and more time together against Tina’s will…

DAUGHTER OF MINE is the story of a young girl torn between two mothers. A story of imperfect motherhood and inextricable bonds, struggling with overwhelming feelings and dealing with wounds.

"A noble rarity, passionately involved in the exploration of oppositional ideas of motherhood not just as an abstract concept, but as a real and vivid, painfully sacrificial thing.” (Variety)
Genre
Drama, Women and Film
Runtime
100
Language
Italian
Producer
Marta Donzelli and Gregorio Paonessa
Maurizio Totti and Alessandro Usai
Viola Fügen and Michael Weber
Dan Wechsler
Writer(s)
Francesca Manieri, Laura Bispuri
Cast
Valeria Golino, Alba Rohrwacher, Sara Casu, Udo Kier, Michele Carboni
Awards:
Nominee, Golden Bear, Berlin International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
David Ehrlich, indieWire

There’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment towards the end of Laura Bispuri’s raw and arresting “Daughter of Mine” when a distraught Sardinian mother named Tina (“Hot Shots! Part Deux” star Valeria Golino) desperately tries to flag down a sunbathing teenager. “Have you seen a little girl with red ...

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