<em>The Vice of Hope</em>

The Vice of Hope

The Vice of Hope / Il Vizio Della Speranza

Italian Film Festival 2020
  • Sun 15 Nov 2020
  • 3:30—5:10PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rating: M
  • General $15.50
  • Concession $13.50 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

To support her family, Maria works as a trafficker of surrogate mothers, transporting them from place to place along a river - but when one disappears, Maria is left with the task of finding her and must enter deeper into a world she wishes to escape.

Following his acclaimed neo-gothic fairytale Indivisible (CIF2019), Edoardo De Angelis’ powerful and award-winning new drama portrays a woman desperately striving to escape a life of vice and criminality.

In a town on the far outskirts of Naples, trash-scarred beaches are the haunts of prostitutes, drug traffickers and hustlers. It’s in this drizzly, neon-lit hell we find Maria (Pina Turco, Gomorrah TV Series), a woman haunted by memories from her past. She spends her
days inextricably caught up in the child trafficking business, ferrying pregnant women across the river, leading them and their unborn children to their fate.

When a twist of fate comes knocking, Maria is delivered a fragile miracle that will
force the hand of change in her life. Set in Caserta, north of Naples,
and with dialogue largely in dialect, De Angelis once again creates an incredible sense of place and conveys the most desperate of realities in this evocative and emotionally charged
story of conviction and renewal.

2018 | IT | 96 min | Dir. Edoardo De Angelis | In Italian with English subtitles

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<em>The Vice of Hope</em>

The Vice of Hope

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