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LA PIVELLINA Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel , Österreich / Italien  2009, 105 min

A foundling in the outskirts of Rome. A circus family. A new preliminary home.

Abondoned 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.

For LA PIVELLINA Filmgalerie 451 holds only the cinema-rights for Germany. 

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Press Coverage

A remarkable first foray into narrative filmmaking from an Italo-Austrian documentary duo, La Pivellina sets an affecting and naturalistic foundling story against the backdrop of an extended family of Rome-based circus folk. (Screen Daily)

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