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The Vice of Hope / Il vizio della speranza (96')

Year: 2018

Director: Edoardo De Angelis

Duration: 96

Language(s): Italian

Country: Italy

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.

Directors 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.