Vice of Hope, The: Winner of People’s Choice Award at 2018 Rome Film Fest

l vizio della speranza (The Vice of Hope) by Italian director Edoardo De Angelis is the winner of the BNL People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Rome Film Fest.

The “BNL People’s Choice Award,” in collaboration with BNL Group BNP Paribas, Main Partner of Rome Film Fest, was awarded by the viewers: the audience cast its vote for the films in the Official Selection using myCicero, the official app “RomeFilmFest” and on the website

The heroine of The Vice of Hope is Maria, a strong woman whose existence streams from day to day, with no dreams or desires, taking care of her mother and working at the service of a madam.  Maria ferries pregnant women across the river, in what seems like an endless purgatory.

This woman is soon visited by hope, in its most powerful form, because, for her, to stay human has always been the greatest of revolutions, reaffirming the motto, “No one will ever kill me”

 Director De Angelis

Edoardo De Angelis, born in Naples in 1978, discovered cinema at the age of 19 and made his first short films. In 2006, he graduated in film direction from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome: his graduating essay was the short film Mistero e passione di Gino Pacino. He directed his first feature, Mozzarella Stories, in 2011.  In 2014, he directed his second feature-film Perez with the O’Groove company, which he founded with Pierpaolo Verga. In 2016, he directed Indivisible, which won 6 Nastro d’Argento awards, 8 Ciak d’oro, a Globo d’oro and 17 nominations for a David di Donatello, 6 of which it won.