Maternal | 2019 Locarno Film Festival Review

Nun of Your Business: Delpero Explores Mothers and Others in Astute Debut

For her feature film debut, documentarian Maura Delpero observed young women in Buenos Aires being cared for by nuns in an Italian religious center for a period of four years, resulting in Maternal. The Spanish language title, Hogar, translates as ‘home,’ although somewhere between these two simple suggestions lies the basis for a narrative which concerns unwed Argentinean teen mothers living alongside Italian nuns in a convent within a film that’s less The Magdalene Sisters (2002) and more Losing Isaiah (1995) in its juxtaposition of cultural, socioeconomic and racial divides marking an argument for nature vs.…
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