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ECFA Award Winner

My Brother Chases Dinosaurs

English title: My Brother Chases Dinosaurs
Original title: Mio Fratello Rincorre i Dinosauri
German title: Mein Bruder, der Superheld
Italy, 2019

Director: Cipani, Stefano
Production company: Paco Cinematografica, Neo Art Producciones, Rai Cinema
Age recommendation: 10 years and up
Length: 101 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Jack has a brother, Giò, who has Down syndrome. As a child, Jack believed the tender lie his parents told him, that Giò was a special being with superpowers, as in a comic book. Now that he is about to go to high school, however, Jack no longer believes that his brother is a superhero, in fact, he is almost ashamed of him, especially since he met Arianna, the first love of his life. Jack cannot allow himself to make any gaffes of bad impressions with the girl of his dreams and looking after his little brother and his unpredictable behavior soon becomes a burden, to the point that Jack pretends not to have any brother and hides the existence of Giò from the eyes of his new classmates and, above all, of Arianna. But you cannot be loved by someone as you are, if you cannot love someone despite his faults and this is a life-lesson that Jack will have to learn: it will be his brother Giò to teach him that, with his straight ways, his unique point of view and his simple but surprisingly wise words.

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Based on the novel “Mio fratello rincorre i dinosauri” by Giacomo Mazzariol.

Venice IFF 2019 (awarded), Just Film Tallinn 2019 (special mention), Luxembourg IFF 2020, European Young Audience Award 2020 (awarded), Cinemira CFF Budapest 2020, Zoomz Luzern 2020, Lucas CFF Frankfurt 2020, Cinekid Amsterdam 2020, Schlingel CFF Chemnitz 2020, Filem'On Brussels CFF 20200, Cinemira CFF Budapest 2020, Juniorfest Plzen 2020, Vienna CFF 2020 (selected), Castellinaria CFF Bellinzona 2020, Abloom Filmfestival Oslo 2020, Ale Kino! Poznan 2020 (awarded), Youngabout FF Bologna 2020, Providence CFF 2021 (awarded), Kristiansand CFF 2021, Biky CFF Busan 2021, Riga IFF 2021 (ECFA Award), Chania IFF 2021, Vienna CFF 2021 (awarded), Steiermark CFF Graz 2021, Vilnius CFF 2021, Smile CFF New Delhi 2023

Study guide: German

Study guide: Slovenian

World sales address/es:
Vision Distribution (IT)

Sold to:
Eagle (IT)
Onegate Studio Hamburg (DE)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)