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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

La Pivellina

Fortnight 2009, Feature film, 1h40

Synopsis

Abondoned 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.

Directors

Rainer Frimmel

Born in Bolzano in 1971, Tizza Covi lived in Paris and Berlin before studying photography in Vienna. After finishing her studies she went to Rome where she worked as a photographer. Rainer Frimmel, born in Vienna in 1971, also studied photography. In 2002 Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel founded their film production company Vento Film to be able to produce their films independently. They won several awards for their documentaries, including the Wolfgang Staudte Award at the Berlinale for Babooska. La Pivellina is their first feature film.

Tizza Covi

Born in Bolzano in 1971, Tizza Covi lived in Paris and Berlin before studying photography in Vienna. After finishing her studies she went to Rome where she worked as a photographer. Rainer Frimmel, born in Vienna in 1971, also studied photography. In 2002 Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel founded their film production company Vento Film to be able to produce their films independently. They won several awards for their documentaries, including the Wolfgang Staudte Award at the Berlinale for Babooska. La Pivellina is their first feature film.

Asia Crippa
Patrizia Gerardi
Tairo Caroli
Walter Saabel

Screenplay
Tizza Covi

Image
Rainer Frimmel

Sound
Tizza Covi

Editing
Tizza Covi

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