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Maternal film still


  •   Maura Delpero
  •   Italy, Argentina
  •   Cinemas of the Americas, In Focus: Italy, New Directors Competition, Women in Cinema


The lives of three young women intersect in unexpected ways in this sensitive, insightful drama about motherhood and desire. Novitiate Sister Paola, preparing to take her final vows, works at a Buenos Aires shelter for teen mothers. Rebellious young mother Lu desires only freedom and escape, while Fatima, pregnant with her second child, finds solace within the walls of the institution. When Paola forms a deep attachment to an abandoned infant, she must confront troubling doubts about her true vocation.

“It’s a striking debut film, full of wonderful observations…”

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Maura Delpero


Women in Cinema Program Sponsor

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In Focus: Italy Program Partners

Event Information

Thursday, October 24, 2019

  •   91 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

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