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’ Fortnight
"La Pivellina" is a truly charming movie with, unfortunately, a non-ending. A story needs to conclude with an ending or validation of some sort to confirm for the audience that the time they spent was worthwhile. This movie doesn't do that, but it's actually worth watching despite that failure.
Una cinta cuya hechura la dota de una frescura extraordinaria. La cámara en mano hace que uno se sienta parte de la tribu cirquera en donde se centra la película. Lograr transmitir algo cercano a una genuina interacción con el resto de los actores por parte de una niña, de dos a tres años de edad, no es tarea fácil.
Above: Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel's La pivellina. The recently wrapped Los Angeles Film Festival succeeded in reinventing itself