|24.02. / Monday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 5|
Sara is a young girl raised in a family of goat farmers. Her parents homeschool their twelve children, rigorously following the precepts of the Bible. Like her sisters, Sara is taught to be a devout woman, subservient to men while keeping her emotional and physical purity intact until marriage. When Sara meets Colby, a young amateur bull rider, she is thrown into crisis, questioning the only way of life she has ever known. In a stunning portrayal of contemporary America and the insular communities that dot its landscape, Stop the Pounding Heart is an exploration of adolescence, family and social values, gender roles, and religion in the rural American South.
Roberto Minervini was born in Italy and graduated with a master's in media studies from the New School University in New York. He has directed the shorts Notes (2005), Voodoo Doll (2005), Come to Daddy (2005), Las luciérnagas (2006), and the features The Passage (2011), Low Tide (2012), Stop the Pounding Heart (2013) and The Other Side (2015).
Stop the Pounding Heart
USA, Italy, Belgium
2013, 100', video
Diego Romero-Suarez Llanos
JoãoLeite, Roberto Minervini, Denise Lee, Luigina Smerilli
Pulpa Entertainment, Ondarossa Film, Poliana Productions
Festivals & Awards:
CPH:DOX 2013 - Honorable Mention; Second Place CPH:DOX Award; DOK Leipzig 2013 - Golden Dove for Best Documentary Film; Torino International Festival of Young Cinema 2013 – Jury Special Prize; Cannes Film Festival 2013; Toronto International Film Festival 2013
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