|Julianne Moore in a scene from The Staggering Girl|
According to Variety, the short film portrays different chapters in a woman’s life through the prism of her relationship with her mother. Julianne Moore plays Francesca, an Italian-American writer who lives in New York and must return to Rome – and, by extension, her childhood – to retrieve her aging mother, a painter played at different ages by Keller and Goth. Layne plays the spark that triggers the stream of consciousness in Francesca, while Rohrwacher plays a grande dame at a party.
The film will be shown in the program, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs - Courts & Moyens Métrages. The Cannes Film Festival runs May 14th - 25th, 2019. Click here for more information.