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Il vizio della speranza (The Vice of Hope)



Il vizio della speranza (The Vice of Hope)

vizio posterCinema Italia 2022 - Multi-ethnic Italy: the new Italians

The Multi-ethnic Italy: the new Italians film series, which represents a continuation of the fruitful collaboration of the Italian Cultural Institute with Palace Cinemas, and which includes a series of movies whose central topic is the phenomenon of migration to Italy, continues with the screening of the movie Il vizio della speranza (The Vice of Hope) by Eduardo De Angelis.

The movie will be introduced by Antonella Beconi, Convenor for Italian at the Centre of Continuing Education, University of Sydney, who will also moderate the Q&A session at the end of the movie.

Il vizio della speranza (The Vice of Hope) (Eduardo De Angelis, 2018, 96’)vizio interna

Maria has a dog and a miserable life. She was fished out in the sea as a piece of garbage, and has grown up marked by a sexual abuse that has disfigured her face and deprived her belly of the ability to generate. Daughter of an alienated mother and right-hand man of a drug addict pimp, Maria ferries wretched souls to the Volturno, Nigerian prostitutes who rent out their uterus to survive and fatten up their miserable mistress. One day the escape of Fatima, who wants to keep her baby for herself, and the discovery of an unexpected pregnancy, shake Maria from her depths. Pregnant and on the run, after having found and freed Fatima, Maria becomes aware of having arrived at a crossroads and chooses the sea, her life.

Q&A with Federico Solchi, SBS Audio & Language Content Producer / Broadcaster, and Alana Lentin, Lecturer in Cultural and Social Analysis at Western Sydney University.


  • Full price: $20
  • IIC members, Palace Movie Club members & Students: $15*

* University of Sydney, UTS, UNSW, Macquarie University, Centre of Continuing Education students

Information and bookings:


Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Palace Cinemas

Entrance : With fee


Palace Norton Street, Leichhardt