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C'è ancora domani

Rome, 1946: Delia's life consists of cooking, cleaning and looking after her boorish husband and children. A letter changes everything.

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C'è ancora domani

Rome, 1946: everyone is glad the war is over, even though there is a shortage of everything. For Delia, only not much has changed. She lives with her boorish, heavy-handed husband Ivano and their three children in a typical Roman court, where she cleans, cooks and cares for the children and Ivano's bedridden father day after day. Perhaps daughter Marcella will have a better future, she hopes, as she is about to marry a middle-class boy. Everything changes with the arrival of a mysterious letter, which gives Delia the courage to strive for a better and fuller life.

In this film shot in black and white, debutant director Paola Cortelessi pays homage to Italian neorealism of the 1940s and 50s; Anna Magnani could have played main character Delia, so to speak. But in this tale of emancipation and empowerment, it is Cortelessi herself who takes on this role.