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Little Girl

A film by Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel

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Bathed in the neorealist tradition of Roberto Rossellini and Vittorio De Sica, Little Girl ("La Pivellina") is a captivating tale of people at the margins of society who open their hearts to a stranger.

In a run-down park on the outskirts of Rome, a two year-old girl is discovered and taken in by a family of hard-luck circus performers. A note in the child's pocket from a desperate mother reveals little about who she is or why she was left. As the bond grows between the girl and her surrogate family, this naturalistic drama becomes a revealing and soulful portrait of courage and discrimination, and of loss and togetherness.

What the Critics are Saying

"Captivating! A grittily evocative portrait. 'Little Girl' strikes gold in the casting of 2-year-old Asia Crippa." - The New York Times

"A gem! Melts viewers' hearts." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Neorealistic magic! Fellini meets Dardenne...A genuinely sweet tribute to motherhood, Italian style." - Time Out New York

"Astonishing authenticity. A delight!" - Screen Daily

" Bittersweet yet often joyful. One of the year's most delightful finds."
- Toronto Eye Weekly


See details about this film's theatrical run.

Features and Specifications

Special Features:

  • Filmmaker Interview
  • Biographies

Format: DVD
Release Year : 2010
Running Time: 100 minutes
Color: Color
Language: Italian w/English subtitles

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