La Pivellina

By Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel 2009 Feature Film
100 min
La Pivellina
  • Drama
  • circus
  • abandonment
  • adoption
  • child


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.

La Pivellina
  • 35mm
  • HD