Nome Di Donna
MARCO TULLIO GIORDANA
98 minutes, Color
Nina is a single mother who finds a job at a nursing home for the elderly in Lombardy. She initially settles in well, but one night she is called into her supervisor's office and the man jumps on her. Nina rebuffs his advances but when she resolves to report her boss, she finds that no one is willing to support her; not her colleagues, not her boyfriend, and certainly not her employers. Marco Tullio Giordana, who began working on this film long before the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, has fashioned a very timely drama exploring the courage it takes to stand up for your rights, the vastly different attitudes toward rampant chauvinism that are to be found among Italian women, and the due process of the law. This is a deliberately stoic movie that measures its points carefully and makes them count. —Vancouver International Film Festival
In Italian with English subtitles
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