Maria Montessori - English subtitled

Biopic about Maria Montessori, an impressive woman who was ahead of her time and fought for a new method of education. Starring Jasmine Trinca (La Meglio Gioventù).

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Lili d’Alengy, a famous Parisian, has a shameful secret – a daughter with a disability. In order to protect her career, she hides her daughter Tina. She decides to leave Paris for Rome. Unwilling and unable to care for Tina, Lili seeks help from Maria Montessori, a doctor who is developing a teaching method for children labelled as ‘idiotic’. But Maria also has a secret – a child born out of wedlock. Soon she’ll be forced to choose between her career and her child. The two women will help each other earn their place in a man’s world – and make history.

An ode to the theory behind Maria Montessori’s teaching method in the form of a beautifully crafted historical drama, as well as an inspiring story.

Léa Todorov, France, Italy, 2023, 100 min. Italian & French spoken, English subtitles. With Leïla Bekhti, Jasmine Trinca, Rafaëlle Sonneville-Caby, Raffaele Esposito, Laure Borelli.