Sister Margherita is a young Benedictine nun living in the 19th century in an Italian monastery. She had the opportunity to see and touch Jesus Christ and she is in love with him, but for some reason he decided to disappear living her in a mood of anguish and despair. This love for God and the desperate attempt to have him back leads her to a self-destructing behavior: she lays in dirty places surrounded by rats, she whips her back and scream and so on. Her friend, sister Chiara, suggests her to stop behaving like that, to calm down and try to look for God in the harmony of Nature. Sister Margherita accepts her advice and she spent some time in the woods: after a nap she starts hearing scary voices, then she reach a lake and she understand that God himself is calling her. This voices leads her to suicide: she drowns in the lake. Sister Margherita lives this suicide as an act of faith and love for God: during the funeral ceremony the priest says to the other nuns that sister Margherita is condemned to Hell due to her mortal sin. Sister Chiara starts crying and screaming against him and the mother superior. She lifts the casket helped by other nuns: mother superior and the priest try to stop them. The casket fall down and everyone realize it's empty. In the bottom of the lake Jesus puts a flower crown on Margherita's head. They stares each others with love.
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Aida Milianti, Desirée Giorgetti,
Black Oaks Pictures, Director's Cut
Lorenzo Iannello, Alessandro Testa (dialogue)
Elisabetta Zanieri, Daria Lyubchenko
Born in Florence in 1990, Lorenzo Iannello is an emerging Italian director. He attended Directing and Script course at Immagina School in Florence, meanwhile he realised two short movies, "Bambola", a short thriller with psychological background and "Margherita", a short mystical drama based on the true story of Saint Marguerite Alacoque. He is now working on a new short movie.
Nato a Firenze nel 1990, Lorenzo Iannello è un regista italiano emergente. Nel 2015 frequenta il corso "Regia & Sceneggiatura" alla Scuola di Cinema Immagina a Firenze e nel frattempo realizza due cortometraggi: Bambola (2015), un thriller psicologico e Margherita (2016) un cortometraggio drammatico basato sulla vera storia di Santa Margherita Alacoque. Nel 2018 si trasferisce a Berlino e adesso è al lavoro sul suo nuovo cortometraggio.