Director Margherita is recording her new film about workers who occupy a factory when they are fired. The main role of that film is played by a demanding American actor named Barry Huggins. At the same time, her own life is in a very dramatic stage because her mother is dying and her teenage daughter is in a sensitive position because of unhappy love. The film has some autobiographical features. In Sydsvenskan, Annika Gustafsson writes: "Mia Madre is a deep human work. It is something existential that all individuals share with each other. Not surprisingly, the film was awarded the Ecumenical Jury award at the Cannes Festival."