New Italian Cinema 2017
Cuori puri (Pure Hearts)
Dir. Roberto De Paolis, 2017
Agnese (Selena Caramazza) and Stefano (Simone Liberati ) are profoundly different. Agnese is eighteen, lives with her harsh and devout mother, is a regular church-goer and is about to take a vow of chastity until she gets married. Stefano is twenty-five, with a violent temper and a difficult past behind. He works as a security in a parking lot at the edge of a Rom campground. Their unexpected meeting engenders a true sentiment, made of short forbidden moments and mutual comfort. Their desire for each other grows until Agnese, devastated by what she perceives as a betrayal of her ideals, will face an extreme and unexpected decision.
The Cinema and Media Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and PI-Philly Italian Professionals in Philadelphia, present the 2017 edition of NEW ITALIAN CINEMA. The festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, Cinema and Media Studies) and aims at showing very recent Italian released feature films in Philadelphia. Films are introduced and discussed with our Penn Italian Ph.D. candidates. This free admission film festival is made possible thanks to the support of New Italian Cinema Events.
All movies presented in Italian with English subtitles.