Cineforum: Cuore Sacro (Sacred Heart)

Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek

In “Cuore Sacro” Barbora Bobulova delivers an award-winning performance as Irene, a steel-hearted heir to a real-estate empire co-run with her shrewd aunt, Eleonora (Lisa Gastoni). As the film opens, they have just mentally driven two business rivals to suicide.

Irene takes on a restoration project that will force her to explore her past; the last person to live there was her mother, whom she barely remembers. At the urging of her aunt, Irene wishes to transform the property into 30 luxury mini-flats.

Her mother’s last actions were to fill the walls with symbols, possibly an ancient language. Irene requests the words be translated before the project begins and then encounters a young girl, Benny (Camille Dugay Comencini), who seemingly survives on the streets by stealing. As Irene peers into Benny’s life of poverty, along with the pressure to eradicate her mother’s lost words forever, her priorities start to change radically.

After the viewing there will be a light reception and a discussion of the film.

The film is in Italian with English subtitles.

View the trailer online:

Saturday, May 6, 2017 •  4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Sentieri Italiani • 5430 North Broadway • Chicago, IL 60640

Call  773.275.5325  or  Email
$10 with member discount • $15 general admission
Cash or check in hand by February 2, 2017
Or $20 at the door, last-minute seating, cash only


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