The Life Ahead

A film about Madame Rosa, an old retired Jewish prostitute living in the slums of Bari, Italy who takes in Momo, a 12 year old son of a Middle-Eastern Muslim prostitute. 

2020 | Running Time: 155 minutes | Rating: PG-13

Madam Rosa is a former prostitute and Holocaust survivor. She provides childcare for the children of “working women.” After a 12-year old Senegalese street kid robs her, she reluctantly agrees to take him in. They develop a deep bond and she tries to help him find his way in life, as he learns she is both a Holocaust survivor and an ex-prostitute. 

“The actress is absolute bliss in her new Italian drama, “The Life Ahead.”.”