La Pivellina

The Little One

Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
Rainer Frimmel
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.
Technical Data
Running time: 100
Format: 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Sound: Dolby SRD
Language spoken: Italian
Subtitles: English, French, German
Production year: 2009
Director(s): Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel, Rainer Frimmel
Writer(s): Tizza Covi
Cinematography: Rainer Frimmel
Editing: Tizza Covi
Key cast: Patrizia Gerardi, Tairo Caroli, Asia Crippa, Walter Saabel
Producers: Rainer Frimmel
Cannes (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)
Awards (selection): Europa Cinema Award -Director's Fortnight (Cannes)
Production company
Vento Film
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