30.09. - 09.10.2021

Maternal Italy, Argentina 2019 | 91 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Maura Delpero

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.

rated for 0 + years
»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.
Original title: Hogar
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Vitrina
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Maura Delpero
Screenplay: Maura Delpero
Cast: Lidiya Liberman, Denise Carrizo, Agustina Malale, Isabella Cilia, Alan Rivas, Livia Fernán, Marta Lubos, Renata Palminiello
Producer: Alessandro Amato, Luigi Chimienti, Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Nicolás Avruj, Diego Lerman
Director of Photography: Soledad Rodriguez
Production Design: Yamila Fontán
Editor: Ilaria Fraioli, Luca Mattei
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Charades
Production: Campo Cine; dispàrte; Vivo film; Rai Cinema
Contact: Nicolas Rebeschini, Charades:


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