Presented in honour of Pasolini’s 100th anniversary and the film’s 60th anniversary.
Mamma Roma, a prostitute in her forties, decides to change her life the day her young pimp, Carmine, marries a peasant woman. She then rushes to get back her son Ettore, 16 years old, who grew up far away from her, in the countryside. Now a saleswoman in a small market, Mamma Roma moves with him into an apartment in a new suburb of Rome. One day, the teenager learns about his mother’s past…
In partnership with Istituto Italiano di Cultura Montreal