Hungry Hearts

Enthralling New York-set drama about a young couple who tear each apart over care of their first child.

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  • Director Saverio Costanzo
  • Producers Mario Gianani, Lorenzo Mieli
  • Screenwriter Saverio Costanzo
  • With Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell
  • Italy 2014
  • 109 mins
  • Radiant Films International

A relationship flourishes between two young New Yorkers, with pregnancy and marriage quickly following. But what begins as a charming romance gradually develops into a dark, increasingly disturbing tale of obsession and strife over the care and raising of their baby. This two-hander features convincing performances by Adam Driver as the gradually desperate father and the always excellent Alba Rohrwacher as the fragile mother. Saverio Constanzo (In Memory of Me LFF 2007) directs with real aplomb, creating a compellingly claustrophobic atmosphere that suggests the quality of a disturbing dream.

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My Duties as Bride

Il mio dovere di sposa

  • Director Claudio Giovanesi
  • Italy 2014
  • 10 mins

Part of a series using footage from the Italian Istituto Luce archive, which celebrates its 90th Anniversary.

Reviewed in Time Out