Film

Maternal

Concorso internazionale

Italy, Argentina  ·  2019  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  91'  ·  o.v. Spanish/Italian

Lu and Fati are teen mums living in a religious shelter in Buenos Aires. Sister Paola arrives there to take her final vows. But the girls’ impending motherhood faces her with a challenging situation.

In a country where abortion is not yet legal, Delpero’s first fiction film deals with a significant social issue by starting from an emblematic setting where pregnant and often underage girls cohabit with women who will never be mothers. The director subtly plays on this underlying tension, building a narrative brought to life by the protagonists’ glances and silences.

– Daniela Persico

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Director

Maura Delpero

Cast

Lidiya Liberman, Denise Carrizo, Agustina Malale, Isabella Cilia, Alan Rivas, Livia Fernán, Marta Lubos, Renata Palminiello

Producer

Nicolás Avruj, Diego Lerman, Alessandro Amato, Luigi Chimienti, Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa

Executive producer

Nicolás Avruj, Alessandro Amato

Production Designer

Yamila Fontán

Cinematography

Soledad Rodriguez

Editing

Ilaria Fraioli, Luca Mattei

Sound

Vincenzo Urselli

Costumes

Jam Monti

Screenplay

Maura Delpero


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