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Mon, Feb 14, 2011
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DIRECTOR: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel - AUSTRIA

In a muddy trailer park on the outskirts of Rome, Patty and husband Walter, performers in a poor traveling circus, wait out the dreary winter. One day at a nearby park, Patty finds a two-year-old girl standing alone in the rain. She brings little Asia home to dry her off and discovers a note in her pocket saying the girl will be picked up in due course by her troubled mother. As the days turn into weeks with no sign of the mother, a new family is formed that offers unexpected joy to everyone in the itinerant community. Bringing a documentary sensibility to their first fiction film, Covi and Frimmel craft a moving ode to family spirit out of classic neorealist elements. (100 mins.)

First Feature Film.

This year’s Austrian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

In Italian.

With the support of the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles.



Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature.

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