Open Roads: New Italian Cinema returns to Film at Lincoln Center for the 19th edition offering a diverse lineup of contemporary Italian films. The Opening Night film is Claudio Giovannesi’s Piranhas.
The Vice of Hope (Il Vizio Della Speranza)
NAME OF FILM: THE VICE OF HOPE (IL VIZIO DELLA SPERANZA)
DIRECTOR(S): Edoardo De Angelis
STARRING: Pina Turco, Massimiliano Rossi, Marina Confalone
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: A compassionate woman desperately fights to escape the criminal life she was born into in this breathless tale of resilience and inner strength. Maria (Pina Turco) assists her aunt in the family business of trafficking pregnant women through the shadowy, black market baby underground. When she helps one of the women escape, Maria—now pregnant herself—is plunged deeper into the underworld than she is prepared to go. Capturing the grey, rubble-strewn bleakness of its lawless port town setting in immersive, tension-building tracking shots, this stirring survival saga finds unexpected grace in a seemingly hopeless world.
The Italian drama, The Vice of Hope (Il vizio della speranza) by Edoardo De Angelis was voted the winner of the “BNL People’s Choice Award” at the 13th Rome Film Fest.
The Toronto International Film Festival will spotlight 48 films from international filmmakers in this year’s 2018 Contemporary World Cinema roster