PURE HEARTS
CUORI PURI
2017, The Match Factory, 114 min, Italy, Dir: Roberto De Paolis

After her devout mother confiscates her cellphone, 17-year-old Agnese (Selene Caramazza) tries to steal one but is caught by Stefano (Simone Liberati). The young security guard lets Agnese go and is fired thereafter; when the two cross paths again, they begin a relationship that seems destined for trouble. “Mining tensions as varied as the rise of evangelical fervor in economically depressed modern Italy and the country's relationship to its itinerant gypsy population, this delicately handled romance never comes off as didactic, chiefly by keeping its focus firmly on its two appealing leads.” - Harry Windsor, The Hollywood Reporter.


CHILL
SCIALLA!
2011, Rai Trade, 95 min, Italy, Dir: Francesco Bruni

In writer Francesco Bruni's charmingly funny and endlessly crowd-pleasing directorial debut, Fabrizio Bentivoglio (THE FAMILY FRIEND) stars as an apathetic retired schoolteacher whose life is thrown off-kilter when he discovers he has a 15-year-old son. With Barbora Bobulova (THE IMMATURE) as a former porn star who becomes mixed up in the father-son bonding. Official selection and recipient of the top prize in the Controcampo Italiano section of the 2011 Venice International Film Festival. In Italian with English subtitles.


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