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Mafia Mamma (2023)

Opens on April 14

Director: Catherine Hardwicke Run Time: 101 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023

Starring: Alfonso Perugini, Monica Bellucci, Rob Huebel, Toni Collette, Yonv Joseph

Country: United Kingdom, Italy, United States
Language: English

About the film:

While seeing to her long estranged (and now deceased) grandfather’s affairs in Italy, Collette, a mild mannered suburban mom, unexpectedly inherits his mafia empire and finds herself stuck in the middle of a deadly mob war. Guided by the firm’s trusted consigliere, she hilariously defies everyone’s expectations, including her own, as the new head of the family business.

About the filmmaker:

Catherine Hardwicke is an American film director, production designer, and screenwriter. After years working on films for directors like Richard Linklater, David O. Russell, Cameron Crowe, and Lisa Cholodenko, Hardwicke shook up the independent film world and earned the 2003 Directing Award at Sundance for her feature directorial debut Thirteen (2003). She followed up with Lords of Dogtown (2005) and Twilight (2008), which broke box-office records as the highest grossing opening weekend for a film by a female director. Her other projects include the feature films Red Riding Hood (2011), Miss You Already (2015), The Prisoner’s Daughter (2022), which premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. Additionally, she directed the music video for the Emmy Award-winning song “Till It Happens To You” by Lady Gaga.

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