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Little One, The

Original title: Pivellina, La
German title: Pivellina, La
Austria, Italy, 2009

Director: Covi, Tizza & Frimmel, Rainer
Production company: Vento Film
Age recommendation: 16 years and up

Abandoned 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.

Marketing strategies:
Austrian candidate for 2011 Oscars.

Cannes 2009 (Europa Cinemas Award), Pesaro 2009 (awarded), Karlovy Vary 2009, Durres 2009 (awarded), Annecy 2009 (awarded), Toronto 2009, Vienna IFF 2009, Leeds 2009 (awarded), Kiev 2009 (awarded), Castellinaria Bellinzona 2009(awarded), Gijon 2009 (awarded), Torino 2009, Berlin Generation 2010, Indie Lisboa 2010 (awarded), Vilnius 2010 plus many more festivals and awards.

Website: www.lapivellina.com

World sales address/es:
Playtime (FR)

Sold to:
Officine Ubu (It)
Filmgalerie 451 (D)
Imagine Film (BE)
Xenix (CH)