MATERNAL

original title Hogar

a film written and directed by Maura Delpero

drama • Italy / Argentina, 2019

cast Lidiya Liberman / Denise Carrizo / Agustina Malale / Isabella Cilia

lenght 91′

produced by dispàrteVivo film / Campo Cine with RAI Cinema

sales agent Charades

The Hogar is a paradoxical world in which the precocious maternity of a group of teens lives together with the vow of chastity made by the nuns who welcomed them, between rigid rules and Christian love.

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Sister Paola has just arrived in Buenos Aires from Italy to finish her novitiate and take her final vows at the Hogar, an Italian religious centre for teen mums in Buenos.

Lu and Fati are 17-year-olds abruptly converted into mothers.

Three different women who will influence each other's lives and their relationship with motherhood.

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