23 October, 15:00 · Cinema City – room 8
Agnese and Stefano are profoundly different. She is only seventeen, lives with her mother, a harsh and religious woman, and is about to take a vow of chastity before marriage. He is twenty-five, has a violent temper and a difficult past behind. He works as a security guard in a car park bordering a camp of Roma. Their unexpected meeting engenders a true sentiment, made of little stolen moments and mutual help. As their desire grows, Agnese is devastated by what she perceives as a betrayal of her ideals, and she takes an extreme decision in the hope of erasing her committed sin.
|Director:||Roberto De Paolis|
|Screenplay:||Luca Infascelli, Carlo Salsa, Greta Scicchitano, Roberto De Paolis|
|Music:||Emanuele de Raymondi|
|Cast:||Barbora Bobulova, Edoardo Pesce, Selene Caramazza, Simone Liberati, Stefano Fresi|
|Producers:||Carla Altieri, Roberto De Paolis|
|Awards:||MFF w Cannes / Cannes FF – Oficjalna Selekcja: sekcja Directors’ Fortnight (2017) / Official Selection: Directors’ Fortnight (2017); FF Art / Art FF – Wyróżnienie Specjalne: Najlepsza Rola Żeńska / Special Mention: Best Female Performance (2017); FF w Monachium / Munich FF – Nagroda One Future / One Future Prize (2017)|
Roberto De Paolis studied at the London International Film School. He worked as a photographer showing his works all over Europe. He directed two short films, both presented at the Venice Film Festival. He works as a video-artist for Nowness.com. Pure Hearts is his first feature film.