Sacred Heart

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Sacred Heart (Cuore sacro)

Sacred Heart (Cuore sacro)

Sacred Heart (Cuore sacro)

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Cuore sacro

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Irene Ravelli inherited from her father, a well known real estate entrepreneur, not only his companies but also his talent for business which helped her expand her father's inheritance, with the help of aunt Eleonora, often using ruthless business tactics.
Having removed the lean placed on the antique family Palazzetto that she would like to capitalize on, Irene discovers that the room of her mother Adriana ,who died under mysterious circumstances when she was a little girl, has remained intact after thirty years, as if she were still living.
The spirit of her mother still present, and the encounter with Benny, an unpredictable and surprising child, create a conflict inside Irene, which will lay the foundation for a great change. This is how this path of discovery begins and leads to an inner change, at the risk of becoming a journey into the ' madness' of altruism and goodness, and in other words, the need for spirituality which at this time, is felt all around the world ,and that is often mistaken for fanaticism, social exclusion, political speculation. A film based on social factors , and not the sociological.
A film about the ' sacredness ' which is in all of us, but not the religion. A film about the internal conflict in all of us, oscillating between male and female, wealth and poverty, material and spiritual, father and mother.
A film in which everything is double. The protagonist has two aunts, opposites but complimentary; she meets two 'men': a priest and a beggar, also opposites but similar; she lives divided between two worlds: the monolitic obstruction and almost sacred paganism of her office in Milan and the amniotic maternal nest of the family Palazzetto in Rome. A film because one cannot remain indifferent in front of those who are in need, of those who suffer, of those who hunger.
It is an invitation to understand that the more one gives, the more one receives. An invitation to begin the dialogue inside us, the 'sacred' part of ourselves which represents love and understanding for the world as it stands.