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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

La Pivellina

Fortnight 2009, Feature film, 1h40

Synopsis

Abandonnée dans un parc, la petite Asia âgée de deux ans est recueillie par Patti, une artiste de cirque qui vit avec son mari Walter dans une aire de camping à San Basilio, dans la banlieue de Rome. Avec l’aide de Tairo, un adolescent qui vit avec sa grand-mère dans un camping-car voisin, Patti se met à chercher la mère d’Asia, et garde l’enfant chez elle en attendant.

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

Production : Vento Film Leitermayergasse 33/20 A-1180 Vienna Tél : +43 1 4060392 Fax : +43 1 4060392 contact@ventofilm.com www.ventofilm.com Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign sales : Films Distribution 34, rue du Louvre 75001 Paris tél : +33 (0)1 53 10 33 99 Fax : +33 (0)1 53 10 33 98 fry@filmdistribution.com www.filmsdistribution.com