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by Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel


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.

international title: La Pivellina
original title: La Pivellina
country: Austria, Italy
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
film run: 100'
release date: AT 13/11/2009, FR 17/02/2010, IT 07/05/2010
screenplay: Tizza Covi
cast: Patrizia Gerardi, Walter Saabel, Tairo Caroli, Asia Crippa
cinematography by: Rainer Frimmel
film editing: Tizza Covi
art director: Rainer Frimmel
producer: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
production: Vento Film
backing: MEDIA Programme, Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
distributor: Stadtkino Filmverleih, Officine UBU, Zootrope Films


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Cannes 2009 Director's Fortnight
Berlinale 2010 Generation Kplus

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