Following his acclaimed neo-gothic fairytale Indivisible (LIFF17), 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 this evocative and emotionally charged story of conviction and renewal.
Edoardo De Angelis
Born in Naples, where he still lives, De Angelis ﬁrst discovered his love of ﬁlmmaking at 19 and went on to study at the National Film Centre. In 2011, he made his feature debut with Mozzarella Stories starring Luca Zingaretti, with whom he reunited three years later on the neo-noir drama Perez (LIFF15). He also the director of Venice Film Festival award-winning Indivisible (LIFF17).