Hungry Hearts

Dir.: Saverio Costanzo | Italy 2014 | 109 min

You can meet your sweetheart the strangest places. Take now Mina and Jude who are trapped together inside a tiny toilet at a Chinese restaurant. He has a an upset stomach and the ventilation is, to say the least, deficient. American Adam Driver ('Frances Ha', 'Girls') and Italian Alba Rohrwacher ('I Am Love') are celebrating the Baroque meeting, but the smile soon stiffens in Saverio Costanzo's claustrophobic thriller which is reminiscent of 'Rosemary's Baby'. The film takes place almost entirely in a small apartment in New York and the narrow frame adds to the excitement. The couple get a child, but when he is seven months old, he stops growing. Is it Mina's fear that something from the toxic world surrounding us will contamine the child's little life that makes him sick? At least, she refuses to give him anything but food made of vegetables she has grown in a greenhouse on the roof of the condominium. A hair-raising story awaits the audience, beautifully filmed in 1.66:1 just like Kubrick's 'Barry Lyndon'. Alba Rohrwacher won the award for best actress at last year's Venice film festival.

Original Title
Hungry Hearts
Country
Italy
Release Year
2014
Duration
109 min.
Directors
Saverio Costanzo
Producer
Mario Gianani, Lorenzo Mieli
Script
Cast
Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell, Al Roffe, Geisha Otero, Jason Selvig
Camera
Fabio Cianchetti
Sound
Nikolas Zasimczuk
Editor
Francesca Calvelli
Music
Nicola Piovani
Production Company
Wildside
Version
English Version
Tempo
2
Thrills
4
Sighs
9
Laughs
1
Look
6
Food for thought
7