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Maura Delpero

Argentina, Italy | 2019 | Genre: Drama | first feature film | running time: 91’

"A compelling fiction feature debut that explores the spirited drama that arises in a Buenos Aires religious shelter."
Keith Uhlich - The Hollywood Reporter

TFL Awards

TFL Audience Design Fund 2019 (€ 40.000)
consultancy with TFL experts Benjamin Cölle and Paul Rieth - Turin, November 2019

The TFL Funds are supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

festivals & awards

International Competition, Locarno Film Festival 2019 / Jury Special Mention, Europa Cinemas Label, Prize of Ecumenical Jury, Second Prize of the Junior Jury


The Hogar is a paradoxical world in which the precocious maternity of a group of teens lives together with the vow of chastity made by the nuns who welcomed them, between rigid rules and Christian love.
Sister Paola has just arrived in Buenos Aires from Italy to finish her novitiate and take her final vows at the Hogar, an Italian religious centre for teen mums in Buenos.
Lu and Fati are 17-year-olds abruptly converted into mothers.
Three different women who will influence each other's lives and their relationship with motherhood.


original title





Argentina, Italy

running time


produced by

Campo Cine – Argentina dispàrte – Italy Vivo film – Italy

in co-production with

Rai Cinema – Italy

directed by

Maura Delpero

written by

Maura Delpero



Lu and Fati are teen mums living in a religious shelter in Buenos Aires. Arriving from Italy to take her final vows, Sister Paola will take care of the baby when one of the girls runs away.
TFL Awards

TFL Audience Design Fund 2019