Hungry Hearts. 2014. Italy. Written and directed by Saverio Costanzo. With Alba Rohrwacher, Adam Driver, Roberta Maxwell. DCP. 109 min.
Comparisons with Rosemary’s Baby and Repulsion are inevitable, but Saverio Costanzo’s Hungry Hearts has far more than devil worship or crippling androphobia on its mind, creating instead a disturbing portrait of modern parenting and love in extremis, with a brilliantly contrapuntal Adam Driver and Alba Rohrwacher as the adversarial newlyweds, for which they both won top acting prizes at the Venice Film Festival. Courtesy Istituto Luce Cinecittà and IFC Films