Maternal
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    Maternal

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    Argentina, Italy

    2019

    91 min

    • Spanish
    • Italian

    Drama

    Lu is a disruptive, rebellious teenage mother. She lives with her daughter Nina in a women's refuge run by a group of nuns in Buenos Aires. The arrival of Paola, a sympathetic Italian nun who takes a shine to Nina, coincides with Lu going missing. What ensues is a sensitively realized and ultimately heartbreaking portrait of life in a refuge.

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    Cast
    Lidiya Liberman
    Denise Carrizo
    Agustina Malale
    Isabella Cilia
    Screenplay
    Maura Delpero
    Giacomo Durzi
    Cinematography
    Soledad Rodríguez
    Editing
    Ilaria Fraioli
    Luca Mattei
    Sales
    CHARADES
    Production
    RAI COM
    Maura Delpero

    Maura Delpero

    Italy

    Maura Delpero, Movie Director and Literature Teacher :
    Her first feature film TEACHERS (2008), won the “Ucca Award”-Best documentary from Italiana.doc” and the “Avanti!”Award at the 26. Turin Film Festival and it also was the winner of the “Martini Award” as the year’s best documentary. The script of her second feature film NADEA AND SVETA (2012) won the Special Jury Mention at the Solinas Awards (the most important script contest in Italy). NADEA AND SVETA was presented as a première at the 30. Turin Film Festival where it was awarded with the “Cipputi Award” and the Special Jury Mention of the “Ucca Award”. The film was nominated for the David di Donatello 2013 (the Italian Oscars). MATERNAL (2019) is her last feature film.

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