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Stop the Pounding Heart (first feature)

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Stop the Pounding Heart

original title:

STOP THE POUNDING HEART

directed by:

cast:

Sara Carlson, Colby Trichell, Leeanne Carlson, Tim Carlson, Katarina Carlson, Christin Carlson, Grace Carlson, Linnea Carlson, Emma Carlson, Timothy Carlson, Noah Carlson, Judah Carlson, Seth Carlson, Dixie Carlson, Tayler Laflash, Linda Trichell, Todd Trichell, Curtis Trichell

producer:

Roberto Minervini, Denise Lee, Joao Leite, Luigina Smerilli

production:

Pulpa, Ondarossa Film, Poliana Productions

country:

Italy/USA/Belgium

year:

2013

film run:

98'

format:

colour

release date:

05/12/2013

festival & awards:

Sara is a young girl who belongs to a family of goat farmers. Her parents, Tim and LeeAnne, educate their twelve children at home, by strictly following the precepts of the Bible. Like her sisters, Sara is raised to be Godly women, submissive to the men of their families, who are supposed to keep their physical and emotional purity intact until marriage.
Sara’s spiritual beliefs face a heavy test when she meets Colby, a young bull rider who lives in a nearby village, where Sara’s family sells milk. Slowly but steadily, Sara’s begins to wonder about her own moral values, and questions herself as a woman worthy of God.
STOP THE POUNDING HEART is an exploration of adolescence, gender roles, religion and faith, family and social values, in today’s America.