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Ballroom Dancing

Original title: Liscio
German title: Ballroom Dancing
Italy, 2006

Director: Antonini, Claudio
Production company: A.S.P., Dodici Dicembre
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Raul is a 12-year-old boy, happy and certainly mature for his age. He lives with his mother Monica, whose love life is puzzling and distressing. She's the lead singer in a strange orchestra, called Orfeo, founded by her father, Raul's grandfather. The boy goes to her concerts and sees her suffering because of the sad endings to relationships with the wrong men. He can't cope, he just doesn't understand it. He'd like to give her a hand, and that means finding the right man, who could be music teacher Medri. Raul embarks on a number of clumsy attempts to set up a meeting between his mother and the teacher. Not even this affair will end happily, but it'll enable Raul to understand an important life lesson.

MITTELCINEMAFEST Budapest 2007, Nice 2007 (awarded); Shanghai Film Festival 2007, Rome 2006 (awarded), Haugesund 2007, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2007 (awarded), Vienna 2011

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