La Pivellina (2011)
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The first fiction feature by Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel (whose earlier documentary films will be screening as well), La Pivellina focuses on the relationship between two-year-old Asia, and Patti, a circus woman living with her husband Walter in a trailer park on the outskirts of Rome, who finds Asia abandoned in a park. With the help of Tairo, a teenager who lives with his grandmother nearby, Patti starts to search for the girl's mother, while caring for her in the meantime. La Pivellina is a
Sep 1, 2011 Limited
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Though at times too determined to avoid dramatic highs and lows, "Little Girl" strikes gold in the casting of the 2-year-old Asia Crippa.
Covi and Frimmel work their neorealistic magic, turning what might have been a sappy maternal-awakening melodrama into a simplistic, genuinely sweet tribute to motherhood, Italian style.
Scenes showing the tricky process of acclimatizing a child to new surroundings, and the patchwork of experiences that make up an education -- both Asia's and Tairo's -- are grounded by entirely affectless performances, not least that of little Asia Crippa.
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