Filmfest 2017

German Age Rating

Film Website

Agnese and Stefano are profoundly different. She is only seventeen, lives with her mother (a harsh but devoted woman and a regular church-goer) and is about to take a vow of chastity to last until marriage. He is a 25 year old man, with a violent temper and a difficult past behind, who works as a warden in a car park that borders with a gypsy camp. Their unexpected meeting engenders a sentiment of purity, made of little stolen moments and mutual help. But when they make love for the first time, Agnese s illusion of purity is shattered. She experiences a deep sense of betrayal towards her ideals, which leads her to take an extreme decision in the hope of erasing her sin.

tags: Family, Society, Youth/Coming of Age, Love, Religion, Feature film

Cast: Selene Caramazza, Simone Liberati, Barbora Bobulova, Stefano Fresi, Edoardo Pesce


Screenplay: Luca Infascelli, Carlo Salsa, Greta Scicchitano, Roberto De Paolis

Director of Photography: Claudio Cofrancesco

Film Editor: Paola Freddi

Composer: Emanuele De Raymondi

Production Designer: Rachele Meliadò

Costume Design: Loredana Buscemi

Sound: Angelo Bonanni

Producer: Carla Altieri, Roberto De Paolis

Production Company: Young Films with Rai Cinema

World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH

Director: Roberto de Paolis


Roberto de Paolis was born in Rome in 1980 and studied at London International Film School. He worked as a photographer, showing his work all over Europe. He directed two short films, which both screened at Venice: BASSA MAREA in 2010 and ALICE in 2011. He works as a video artist for Nowness.com. PURE HEARTS is his first feature film.