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OT: Hogar

Maura Delpero // Italy, Argentina, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2019



»Blessed be the fruit of thy womb«: a meeting between a nun and two teenage mothers has a long-term effect on their lives. Young Sister Paola travels from Italy to Buenos Aires to complete her novitiate and take her final vows. She starts working in a hogar, a religious centre for young mothers, where she meets the 17-year olds Lu and Fati. The two precocious teenagers are at odds with the strict rules of the nuns who have taken them in. Paola in turn is confronted with a world that throws her off balance. She develops strong maternal feelings for one of the babies and starts thinking about new directions for her own life.


MAURA DELPERO (*1975) studied literature in Bologna and Paris and dramaturgy in Buenos Aires. After a few internationally prized documentaries, Maternal is her debut feature film.




Fiction Feature



Italy, Argentina


91 min

OV with German subtitles

Maura Delpero

Maura Delpero

Lidiya Liberman, Denise Carrizo, Agustina Malale, Isabella Cilia, Alan Rivas, Livia Fernán, Marta Lubos, Renata Palminiello

Alessandro Amato, Luigi Chimienti, Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Nicolás Avruj, Diego Lerman

Soledad Rodriguez

Ilaria Fraioli, Luca Mattei

Yamila Fontán


Campo Cine; dispàrte; Vivo film; Rai Cinema

Nicolas Rebeschini, Charades: nicolas@charades.eu

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