Maria Montessori (first feature)

click on the images to download them in high res

Maria Montessori (La nouvelle femme)

Maria Montessori (La nouvelle femme)

original title:

La nouvelle femme

directed by:

cast:

Leila Bekhti, Jasmine Trinca, Rafaelle Sonneville-Caby, Raffaele Esposito (II), Pietro Ragusa, Agathe Bonitzer, Stefano Abbati, Renato Sarti, Patrizia La Fonte, Roberto Zibetti, Laura Borelli, Nancy Huston, Sébastien Pouderoux, Raffaella Ducrey Giordano, Georgia Ives, Laura Borelli, Gianfranco Poddighe, Daniela Macaluso, Irina Valvilova, Luciana Castelluci

screenplay:

cinematography:

Sébastien Goepfert

editing:

Esther Lowe

set design:

Pascale Consigny

costume design:

music:

Rémi Boubal

production:

country:

France/Italy

year:

2023

film run:

114'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (01/10/2023)

Lili d’Alengy, a famous Parisian darling, has a shameful secret – a daughter with a disability, Tina, whom she needs to hide in order to protect her career. She decides to leave Paris for Rome.
Unwilling and unable to care for Tina, Lili seeks help from Maria Montessori, a doctor who is developing a teaching method for children labeled as ‘idiotic’.
But Maria also has a secret – a child born out of wedlock. Soon she'll be forced to choose between her career and her child.
The two women will help each other earn their place in a man’s world – and make History.