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The Religion Hour (My Mother's Smile)

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Year of participation 2006
Program Retrospectives

The Religion Hour (My Mother's Smile)
Producer(s) Marco Bellocchio, Sergio Pelone
Director(s) Marco Bellocchio
Script Marco Bellocchio
Director of Photography Pasquale Mari
Production designer Marco Dentici
Music by Riccardo Giagni, John Adams, Vinicio Capossela, Gia Kancheli, Aaron Jay Kernis, John Tavener, Peteris Vasks
Sound Maurizio Argentieri
Edit Francesca Calvelli
Cast Sergio Castellitto, Jacqueline Lustig, Chiara Conti, Gigio Alberti, Alberto Mondini, Gianfelice Imparato, Gianni Schicchi, Maurizio Donadoni, Donato Placido, Renzo Rossi, Pietro De Silva, Bruno Cariello, Piera Degli Esposti
 

Synopsis

Ernesto is a successful artist who has his life turned upside down by his family's wishes for the canonization of his murdered mother. His extreme dislike for her ignorant ways brings about a greater connection with his insane brother who killed her, while his other brothers favor her beatification. There is a struggle of wills and will power.

Awards
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention, Cannes IFF, 2002; David di Donatello - Best Supporting Actress, 2003; European Film Award - Best Actor, 2002; Best Film, Flaiano FF, 2002; Silver Ribbon - Best Actor, Best Director, Best Original Story, Best Sound, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists.

 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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