There are tales that are worth illustrating because most of the time, behind stories, there are persons who deserve to be remembered for good works they have done, for the strenght they have instilled and the ability to change the course of many lives. This is the case of Mother Annamaria Adorni, beatified on october 3rd 2010, in the cathedral of Parma, today protagonist of the docu-film signed by Eddy Lovaglio, that traces her life and good works. Mother Adorni, born at Favizzano in 1805, was orphaned at age of fifteen and moved to Parma. She had a dramatic life, to which has been able to react bravely and always fueled by the yen for help the others, turning her pains in a motor in favour of many young women. At the age of thirty-nine she became a widower and shortly after her six children died too; instead of retreat into herself, she began to devote herself to the suffering of other people, taking care of body, mind, and spiri
She can be regarded as “Parma’s Mother Teresa from Calcutta”.
On May 1st 1857, Mother Adorni's work finds its realization, when in favour of her is granted San Cristoforo convent, that becomes a Guest house for young women who are in a tight spot, and also reason for create an out-and-out religious congregation that after will be called Ancelle dell’Immacolata di Parma (Handmaids of Immaculate of Parma).
Reasons behind this docu-film are centred on the modernity of a message and experience that can teach us a lot, and shows clearly the mystical experience and the abiding faith. It’s an occasion to rediscover a little great lady characterized by an infinite love and solidarity.
The film is a good opportunity to tell a story and make it accessible to all and current in its exposition. The realistic recreation of some sections in historic places, with vintage dresses, makes the vision of the documentary more attractive.