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The Mother (first feature)

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The Mother (La Madre)

original title:

LA MADRE

directed by:

screenplay:

Dardano Sacchetti, Angelo Maresca, Laura Sabatino, Dardano Sacchetti, from the novel by Grazia Deledda with the same title

cinematography:

costume design:

production:

distribution:

country:

Italy

year:

2013

film run:

90'

format:

35mm/DCP - colour

release date:

10/07/2014

festival & awards:

The life of Maddalena takes place entirely in a village in the Italian province. She works as a chamber maid in a seminar to meet the aspirations of her son Paulo, an aspiring priest. His vocation is soon tested when Agnese, a beautiful girl, falls in love with him and overwhelms him with passion. Maddalena is aware of what could happen, she does everything to protect her son from falling victim to the sin of the flesh.