Hungry Hearts
Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2015

Hungry Hearts

Directed by Saverio Costanzo


Director: Saverio Costanzo
Section: Spotlight
Country: Italy
Year: 2014
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell


Hungry Hearts

Jude is American, Mina is Italian. They meet by chance in New York City. A whirlwind romance ensues – they get married and she becomes pregnant. It is a brand new life for both of them. From the early months of pregnancy, a strong motherly instinct signals to Mina that she is bearing a special child.
In order to respect nature, she obsessively protects him from the contamination of the outside world and struggles to preserve his total purity. Jude, for the love of Mina, follows her lead, but only up to the point when he faces a terrible truth: his son is not growing and his life is in danger. Jude must act quickly. A pervasive battle of suspicions and resentments begins between Jude and Mina which, in a desperate search for a solution leads to an emotional showdown.
HUNGRY HEARTS is a story about the strength of love.

Meet the director

Saverio Costanzo


Screenplay: Saverio Costanzo
Original Material: Marco Franzoso
Director of Photography: Fabio Cianchetti
Film Editor: Francesca Calvelli
Composer: Nicola Piovani
Production Designer: Amy Williams
Costume Design: Antonella Cannarozzi
Sound: Nikolas Zasimczuk
Producer: Mario Gianani
Production Company: Wildside
World Sales: Radiant Films International