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Il vizio della speranza (The Vice of Hope) by Edoardo de Angelis



Il vizio della speranza (The Vice of Hope) by Edoardo de Angelis

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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Edoardo De Angelis

edoardo de angelis

Edoardo De Angelis was born in Napoli on 31 August 1978, he is a director, screenplay writer and producer. In 2006 he completed his studies at the famous "Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia". He graduated with a short "Mistero e passione di Gino Pacino", the story of a man who dreams about making love to Saint Lucia and end up losing his eyesight for his sense of guilt. He won the critic awards for this short at Küstendorf Film and Music Festival, where he met Emir Kusturica and Paula Vaccaro who helped him make his first feature. 

In 2011, he made his first feature called "Mozzarella Stories". Francesco Alberoni, dedicated an article to the film in Corriere della Sera: "Artists often perceive the meaning of time. Edoardo De Angelis managed to do that in his beautiful and funny film".

He directed and produced his second feature in 2014, "Perez". In 2016 he directed the first episode of "Vieni a vivere a Napoli", called "Magnifico Shock". The film was premiered at the Bifest. In 2016 he also directed and wrote "Indivisible". The film won six David di Donatello awards in 2017: best original screenplay, best producer, best actress in a supporting role, best soundtrack, best original song and best costume.



Data: Gio 7 Nov 2019

Orario: Dalle 18:00 alle 19:45

Organizzato da : Italian Cultural Institute

Ingresso : Libero


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