Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori

2DCSU
Director:Léa Todorov
Cast:Leïla Bekhti, Jasmine Trinca, Rafaëlle Sonneville-Caby, Raffaele Esposito
Premiere:25. April 2024
Length:99 minutes
Genre:Historical, Drama

Maria Montessori (La Nouvelle femme)

2DCS
Malý sál

1. 6. Saturday

169,00 18:30
2DCS
Malý sál

2. 6. Sunday

169,00 16:45
2DCS
Velký kinosál

10. 6. Monday

169,00 13:00

Director: Léa Todorov  •  Cast: Leïla Bekhti, Jasmine Trinca, Rafaëlle Sonneville-Caby, Raffaele Esposito, Laura Borelli, Nancy Huston, Agathe Bonitzer, Sébastien Pouderoux

1900, Paris. Lili d'Alengy is an admired courtesan, the darling of the Parisian elite. Every man craves her attention. But she has a secret that could immediately destroy her position. She has a daughter, Tina, who suffers from a disability. Fearful of losing her long-established reputation, she keeps Tina in the closet. But she is at an age when Lili is unable to care for her, perhaps even unwilling, and so she decides to go to Rome. Supposedly, there is a doctor there who could help Tina. On arrival, she is surprised to find that the doctor is not a man, as is common at the time, but a woman. Her name is Maria Montessori and she is developing a revolutionary method of teaching for children with severe learning disabilities. As part of the development of this method, she founds the "Casa dei Bambini", the first school for children who need special treatment. With patience and a personal approach to each individual, with specific aids and learning through play, it achieves amazing results.

But like Lili, Maria is hiding a secret. She has a child out of wedlock, which is totally unacceptable in the society of the time. She has to decide whether her school and her pupils or her own son is more important to her. The two women are united by adversity, but they also support each other, rewriting history and revolutionising education.

Length: 99 min

Year: 2024
Local premiere date: 25. April 2024

Country of origin:

  • France
2DCS

1. 6. Saturday

169,00 18:30
2DCS

2. 6. Sunday

169,00 16:45
2DCS

10. 6. Monday

169,00 13:00

Director: Léa Todorov  •  Cast: Leïla Bekhti, Jasmine Trinca, Rafaëlle Sonneville-Caby, Raffaele Esposito, Laura Borelli, Nancy Huston, Agathe Bonitzer, Sébastien Pouderoux

1900, Paris. Lili d'Alengy is an admired courtesan, the darling of the Parisian elite. Every man craves her attention. But she has a secret that could immediately destroy her position. She has a daughter, Tina, who suffers from a disability. Fearful of losing her long-established reputation, she keeps Tina in the closet. But she is at an age when Lili is unable to care for her, perhaps even unwilling, and so she decides to go to Rome. Supposedly, there is a doctor there who could help Tina. On arrival, she is surprised to find that the doctor is not a man, as is common at the time, but a woman. Her name is Maria Montessori and she is developing a revolutionary method of teaching for children with severe learning disabilities. As part of the development of this method, she founds the "Casa dei Bambini", the first school for children who need special treatment. With patience and a personal approach to each individual, with specific aids and learning through play, it achieves amazing results.

But like Lili, Maria is hiding a secret. She has a child out of wedlock, which is totally unacceptable in the society of the time. She has to decide whether her school and her pupils or her own son is more important to her. The two women are united by adversity, but they also support each other, rewriting history and revolutionising education.

Year: 2024
Local premiere date: 25. April 2024

Country of origin:

  • France