Daughter of Mine

Daughter of Mine

Daughter of Mine

Laura Bispuri reunites with her Sworn Virgin star Alba Rohrwacher in this Sardinia-set story of a young girl torn between two mothers.

"Vittoria, a shy 10-year-old girl, spends the summer on the windswept Sardinian coast with her loving-but-overprotective mother Tina (Valeria Golino, Rain Man). Vittoria begins to suspect that the local party girl Angelica (Rohrwacher) is her actual birth mother, a revelation that upsets her innocent childhood existence. When financial difficulties force Angelica to leave town, she asks Tina if she can spend some time with Vittoria before she goes. Tina reluctantly agrees, setting off a dramatic summer during which the young Vittoria finds herself torn between two imperfect mothers." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Coarse language and a sex scene100 minsItaly, Germany, SwitzerlandItalian with English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

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Daughter of Mine / Reviews

IndieWire

IndieWire

The film renders each of Vittoria's mothers with such riveting and unvarnished empathy that you hardly even notice how their daughter is growing up before your eyes, stronger than the both of them.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Sidesteps all ambiguity, as the film reveals everything about its characters straight away...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There's a wonderful wildness to "Daughter of Mine," an electricity that feels untamable.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Central to the movie's full-bloodedness, though, when all pistons are working, are the richly felt portrayals from its trio of leads.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It feels like an outline, a general idea rather than an actual filled-out story.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Asks big questions and answers them fully, vividly and affectingly, without a trace of sentimentality.

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Variety

Variety

Even when it trips up in its later stages, "Daughter of Mine" is 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.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Two mothers, the birth mother and the adoptive one, battle for their 10-year-old daughter's affections during an emotionally heated Sardinian summer, in this beautifully acted and crafted drama.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Engrossing acting rescues an uneven story.

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