Pivellina (La)

A film by Rainer FRIMMEL, Tizza Covi

2009 Austria, Italy - Drama


Abandoned, 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 teenage boy who lives with his grandma in an adjacent container, Patti starts to search for the girl's mother. La Pivellina is a film about a cosmos of outcasts in present-day Italy: a tale of courage and discrimination, of loss and togetherness, a look behind the corrugated-iron fence of a gated community.

  • cast

    • Patrizia Gerardi
    • Asia Crippa
  • crew

    • Producers
    • Rainer Frimmel (Vento Film)
    • Tizza Covi (Vento Film)
    • Screenplay
    • Tizza Covi
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 2881 m 6 reels
    • Format
    • 35mm - 1.66
  • press reviews

awards & nominations

  • Cannes 2009 - Director's Fortnight - Europa Cinema Award
  • Toronto 2009 - Discovery
  • Berlin 2010 Generation

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