LA PIVELLINA / LITTLE GIRL
by Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel
In Italian with English subtitles, 2009, 100 minutes, 35mm
This screening is part of: AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM NY PRESENTS: TIZZA COVI & RAINER FRIMMEL
NEW YORK THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!
Distributed by First Run Features.
Covi & Frimmel’s first fiction feature focuses on the relationship between two-year-old Asia, and Patti, a circus woman living with her husband Walter in a trailer park on the outskirts of Rome, who finds Asia abandoned in a park. With the help of Tairo, a teenager who lives with his grandmother nearby, Patti starts to search for the girl’s mother, while caring for her in the meantime. 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.