‘’The world is too small for what I intend to do.’ Francesca Cabrini

Francesca Cabrini was born near Milan, Italy, on July 15, 1850. Despite being told at a young age she would never live to reach adulthood due to poor health, she defied many more odds and at the age of 30, Cabrini and her companions immigrated to New York to help Italian immigrants face a new world. Amidst chaos and poverty, Cabrini went on to establish schools, orphanages and hospitals, throughout the United States.

The story of Cabrini is retold for the big screen in a film by Alejandro Monteverde, award-winning director of which will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday 15th March 2024.

The film tells a powerful true story of the Italian immigrant who arrives in New York City in 1889 and is greeted by disease, crime, and impoverished children. In this retelling, Cabrini sets o on a daring mission to convince the hostile mayor to secure housing and healthcare for society’s most vulnerable. With broken English and poor health, Cabrini went on to build one of the greatest humanitarian empires the world had ever known.

It’s not often we get to see one woman defying impossible odds in a world dominated by men, in a time when women didn’t have a voice, at a time when immigrants were considered the lowest of the low; despite all this Cabrini is an underdog story on a truly epic scale.

Cristiana Dell’Anna (Gomorrah) stars as Frances Cabrini alongside Academy Award nominated and Tony award winning John Lithgow as the Mayor (best known for “The World According to Garp” (1982), “Terms of Endearment” (1983), “3rd Rock from the Sun” (NBC, 1996-2001), and “Dexter” (2006-2013). Also starring Emmy nominated actor David Morse (The Green Mile 1999). Cabrini is released on Friday 15th March including selected previews on 8th March to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Book your tickets at https://www.angel.com/tickets/cabrini/uk
View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuFkt3w-7kI