Tuesday, May 19, 2009

La Pivellina

Showing at Cannes tonight: La Pivellina, written and directed by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel

From the film's website:

Abandoned in a park, the two-year-old girl Asia is found by Patti, a circus woman living with her husband Walter in a trailer park in San Basilio on the outskirts of Rome. With the help of Tairo, a teenager who lives with his grandma in an adjacent container, Patti starts to search for the girl's mother and gives the girl a new home for an uncertain period of time. La Pivellina is a film about a cosmos of outcasts in present-day Italy: a moving tale of courage and discrimination, of loss and togetherness, a look behind the corrugated-iron fence of a gated community.

This is the couple's first feature film; there is an interesting interview with them here.

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