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There's Still Tomorrow

Directed by Paola Cortellesi
118 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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A box office phenomenon in its native Italy, where it outperformed Barbie and Oppenheimer, There’s Still Tomorrow is a moving, empowering melodrama about an industrious woman in post-WWII Rome.

Paola Cortellesi directs and stars in this crowd-winning gem as Delia, a wife and mother doing her best to get by in the scarred city following the war. Money is short and her husband, Ivano, is a violent brute who responds to her morning greeting by slapping her in the face. Delia juggles taking care of the home, three children, and a bedridden father-in-law, with scrambling for cash to contribute to the household – and to the pockets of the ever-demanding Ivano. Delia’s dream is for her daughter Marcella to marry well and lead a better, more comfortable life – the girl’s romance with a boy from a business-owning family bodes well. She finds respite from the violence in a flirtation with an old suitor, Nino (Vinicio Marchioni), and in an unlikely friendship with an American soldier she meets on the streets. A mysterious letter compels Delia to make a momentous, life-altering choice. “I wanted to make a contemporary movie set in the past, because I think that unfortunately many things have remained the same,” Cortellesi said. Shot with visual panache in sparkling black and white and with a wonderful soundtrack, Cortellesi has succeeded in making a vibrant, vital film that can lead to change.

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Actor turned director Paola Cortellesi’s ambitious, big-hearted directorial debut feature echoes the Neo-realist classics of the period, showcasing a central character who might once have been played by Anna Magnani or Sophia Loren. An unashamed, old-fashioned melodrama develops into a more considered tale of small victories on the road to female empowerment
Allan Hunter, Screen International


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Program Strand
Official Competition
Original Title
Unclassified 15+
In Italian and English with English subtitles
Paola Cortellesi
Lorenzo Gangarossa, Mario Gianani
Paola Cortellesi, Valerio Mastandrea, Romana Maggiora Vergano
Paola Cortellesi, Furio Andreotti, Giulia Calenda
Davide Leone
Valentina Mariani
Australian Premiere
Women Directors, Focus on Women, Comedies, Festival Award Winners
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Limelight Distribution
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