Italy/France/Germany, 134m, DCP

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In 1858, in the Jewish quarter of Bologna, the Pope’s soldiers burst into the home of the Mortara family. By order of the cardinal, they have come to take Edgardo, their seven-year-old son. The child had been secretly baptized by his nurse as a baby and the papal law is unquestionable: he must receive a Catholic education. Edgardo’s parents, distraught, will do anything to get their son back. Supported by public opinion and the international Jewish community, the Mortaras’ struggle quickly take a political dimension. But the Church and the Pope will not agree to return the child, to consolidate an increasingly wavering power…

A Cohen Media Group release

In Italian and Hebrew with English subtitles

Official Selection: Cannes International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, AFI Fest, Mill Valley Film Festival

A film by Marco Bellocchio

[★★★★★] A gripping, heartbreaking true-crime story.”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

An engaging… fascinating film, telling a true story that probes historic Italian antisemitism and the follies of the Catholic church.”

Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter