Roberto Minervini, Italy, Belgium, United States, 2013, 98′
Sara is from a goat-farming family. Her parents Tim e LeeAnne raise their twelve children according to the strict edicts of the Bible. Sara and her sisters are brought up to become devout women, subordinate to the men of the family and keeping their physical and emotional chastity intact until marriage.
Sara’s religious beliefs are put to the test when she meets Colby, a young bull-tamer from a nearby village where Sara’s family sells milk. Slowly but surely, Sara begins to questions her moral values and whether she is worthy of God.
The film explores adolescence, male/female relationships, religion, faith and family and social values in today’s USA.
Roberto Minervini, was born in Italy. He works as a director and writer in Italy and the USA, basing his films on the realities of American life.
He has a Masters in Media Studies from the New School University of New York and is working on a doctorate on Cinema History at the Universidad Autónoma di Madrid in Spain.
His films include Low Tide (2012) and Stop the Pounding Heart, screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
Tuesday, May 5
h 6.30 pm London
Sunday, May 31
h 4.00 pm Berlin
Photography: Diego Romero Suarez-Llanos