Sworn Virgin (Vergine giurata)


Sworn Virgin (Vergine giurata)

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SWORN VIRGIN follows a young woman named Hana who lives in an Albanian village ruled by men, and she takes an oath of eternal virginity to live as a "sworn virgin" becoming Mark, so she can live free as a man. Years later, restless and feeling imprisoned by his choice, Mark leaves for Italy to visit his sister and family. There, he explores the unexpected pleasures of attraction and the body and decides to abandon Mark, rediscovering herself (himself) as Hana, to become a new and liberated person.


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  • Skipping deftly between time frames while keeping her camera close to her protagonist - played with tremulous understatement by the remarkable actress Alba Rohrwacher - Bispuri traces a journey of delicate interior shifts and reversals.

    Apr 28, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Even though Rohrwacher never quite passes -- she looks too much like Barbra Streisand's Yentl -- the movie is on to a larger point, namely about the fluidity of sexual identity and our universal penchant for self-reinvention

    Apr 22, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The film obliges viewers to puzzle out the nature of the sworn virgin tradition, and even at the tale's end, it may not be clear. This can only be counted a virtue by those who count obscurity and bafflement as artistic assets.

    Apr 22, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Although Ms. Rohrwacher captures Mark's uncertain, shifting physicality, the movie doesn't always succeed in getting inside the character's head.

    Apr 21, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Cutting between present, childhood, and recent past, Bispuri constructs a subtle, richly emotional collage.

    Apr 20, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The dialogue is affectedly scarce, too scarce to sustain and deepen the story psychologically.

    Apr 19, 2016 | Full Review…

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  • Oct 18, 2015
    Beautifully made and deeply touching film.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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