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thumbnail Pure Hearts (2017 Italy)

Drama, Event, Genre , trackback
July 29, 2018
7:30 pm

Director: Roberto De Paolis
Starring: Selene Caramazza, Simone Liberati, Barbora Bobulova
Genre: Drama
Duration: 114 mins

Director Roberto De Paolis mines tensions as varied as the rise of evangelical fervour in economically depressed modern Italy and the country’s relationship to its itinerant gypsy population. A delicately handled romance which keeps its focus firmly on its two appealing leads. Working security at a mall, Stefano meets Agnese when she steals a phone and he’s forced to chase her down on the street. The girl’s mother, Marta has confiscated Agnese’s own phone after discovering ‘filthy’ messages from a boy. Stefano lets her go and is promptly fired and lands as a warden in a car park near a gypsy camp, by whom he is constantly provoked. He meets Agnese again when she visits the camp bearing toys and old clothes and her charity is puzzling to the rough and ready young man, whose meager income is used to support his parents after they’re evicted from their apartment.

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