The Vice of Hope / Il vizio della speranza (96')
Director: Edoardo De Angelis
Cast: Pina Turco, Massimiliano Rossi, Marina Confalone, Cristina Donadio, Marcello Romolo
Original Score: Enzo Avitabile
Cinematography: Ferran Paredes Rubio
Editing: Chiara Griziotti
Art Director: Carmine Guarino
Costumes: Massimo Cantini Parrini
Production company: True Colors
Awards: Tokyo International Film Festival 2018, Best Director, Best Actress David di Donatello Awards 2019, Best Supporting Actress
Synopsis: “If I have to die, I want to die my way.”. Maria’s time flows along with the river. She walks firmly, her hood up. A hand-to-mouth life, without dreams nor desires, spent taking care of her mother and at the service of a mercilessold lady. Maria ferries pregnant women across the river, leading them to an infernal fate. But hope will pay her a visit, teaching Maria that staying human is the greatest of all revolutions.
Director’s bio: Edoardo De Angelis: Born in Napoli in 1978, Edoardo De Angelis is a director, screenplay writer and producer. In 2006 he graduated from Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. In 2011, he made his feature debut Mozzarella Stories. The Vice of Hope is the recent film he directed.