Beate (first feature)

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Beate

Beate

original title:

BEATE

directed by:

cinematography:

Cristiano Natalucci

set design:

Sabrina Coppolecchia

costume design:

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2018

film run:

95'

format:

colour

release date:

30/08/2018

festivals & awards:

In a town of the Italian Northeast, Armida, a worker in her forties with a malformation of the foot, works in a factory named “Veronica”, that produces and sells - successfully and despite the crisis - underwear for ladies.
The owners decide to delocalize the activity to multiply the profits, so Armida and her colleagues are suddenly put in layoffs.
In the nearby “Convent of the Holy Manto”, a fistful of nuns, skilled in the ancient art of embroidery - all quite weird and too much devoted to the mummified body of the Blessed Armida - risk being transferred and losing their monastery, because they do not have enough money to secure the property. In reality because, on the area where the convent rises, an aspiring mayor without scruples - also owner of Veronica - wants to give birth to a resort of luxury.
To oppose an already marked destiny, workers and nuns undertake a unique "for-profit" collaboration: an artisanal and clandestine production of lingerie. Very embroidered and quite sexy...