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by Saverio Costanzo


Jude is an American, Mina an Italian. They meet by chance in New York City. After a whirlwind romance, they get married and she becomes pregnant. A brand new life begins for both of them. Since the early months of pregnancy Mina is convinced that her child will be special; it is her mother instinct that tells her so. This child must be protected from all the pollution of the outside world and, to respect his nature, his purity must also be preserved. For the sake of his love for Mina, Jude plays along with her, until he reaches the point where he has to face a terrible truth: his son is not growing, and his life is in danger. Jude must act quickly. A covert battle of suspicions and resentments begins between Jude and Mina, leading to a desperate search for a solution in which everyone’s motive gets blurred.

original title: Hungry Hearts
country: Italy
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Saverio Costanzo
film run: 109'
release date: FR 25/02/2015
screenplay: Saverio Costanzo
cast: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell, David Aaron Baker, Dennis Rees, Victoria Cartagena, Ginger Kearns
cinematography by: Fabio Cianchetti
art director: Amy Williams
costumes designer: Antonella Cannarozzi
music: Rossano Baldini
producer: Mario Gianani
production: Wildside, Rai Cinema
backing: Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo - Direzione Generale per il Cinema
distributor: 01 Distribution, Bac Films


main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2014 In competition
Toronto International Film Festival 2014
Bari International Film Festival 2015 

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