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My Brother Chases Dinosaurs

Original title: Mio Fratello Rincorre i Dinosauri
German title: My Brother Chases Dinosaurs
Italy, 2019

Director: Cipani, Stefano
Production company: Paco Cinematografica, Neo Art Producciones, Rai Cinema
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

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Vision Distribution (IT)

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Eagle (IT)