Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Locarno 2019

Paola, a young nun, comes to Argentina to a nunnery home for single teenage mothers. Lu, one of them, leaves home and child. Through the experience of pregnancy Maura Delpero tells us an intense story of women connected to conditions of sexuality, love, care and raising children. The director gives a deep, loving look into a conflicting microcosm. The film is rich with multi layered aspects of truth, through several voices. With high aesthetic competence Delpero’s film resonates socially, politically and spiritually, raising urgent universal moral questions.