Italian Cultural Institute, Washington
November 7, 2019
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

November 7, 2019 at 6:00pm


Two years after presenting Indivisible at the Toronto Film Festival, Italian filmmaker Edoardo De Angelis comes back with Il Vizio della Speranza (The Vice of Hope), a stunning neorealist drama with a cherry of magical realism on top. The film is a collaboration between De Angelis and his real wife Pina Turco, who plays the leading role, as the couple put their softness of new parents to use by creating a picture of hope out of drab strokes of misery. The movie was nominated for 8 Nastri D’Argento and 3 David di Donatello, Italy’s most important film awards.
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 merciless, bejeweled old lady. But hope will pay her a visit, in its most ancestral and powerful form, as miraculous as life itself, teaching Maria that staying human is the greatest of all revolutions.

Director: Edoardo De Angelis
Italy 2018, 96 min
Film in Italian with English Subtitles
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Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

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