Run time: 118 mins

The possibility of change in post-war Italy is conveyed through the domestic struggles of one Roman housewife in There’s Still Tomorrow.

The film’s director Paola Cortellesi plays Delia, her role in this patriarchal society is confined to being a mother, cleaning the house, and catering to her husband’s every need. In the house, it falls upon her to care for her misogynistic father-in-law; she works four jobs to earn very little, and all of it goes to her despotic husband. Because Ivano is also a violent man, having learned from a young age a set of rules about men and women’s roles in a society where the latter are required to be quiet and comply, deprived of a right to vote, and a right to education.

The film follows Delia as she endures the domestic violence and verbal humiliation coming from her husband and father-in-law, hile doing all she can to leave her daughter Marisa with a better “tomorrow”.

Cortellesi’s ambitious, big-hearted directorial debut feature echoes the Neo-realist classics of the period, showcasing a central character who might once have been played by Sophia Loren.