Two elderly women bear the consequences of a crime involving their respective grandsons. One is the victim, the other is the suspect. Both weak and poor, they laboriously solicit money in ... See full summary »
Annie is girl with no moral compass, thanks to a complete lack of parental supervision. One day, while playing in the woods, a voice calls out to her from deep within an abandoned well, causing her to consider the right course of action.
Photographer Erich Lessing documented contemporary history with his pictures. His photograph of Leopold Figl standing on the balcony of the Belvedere palace presenting the signed Austrian ... See full summary »
A woman is out looking for her dog in a city park. She comes across a little girl in a pink snowsuit sitting in a swing all by herself. The story unfolds from there. If you like small, slow films that serve up a rich slice of life in an area you would otherwise never see, La Pivellina is well worth seeing. The characters who work in small circuses around Italy and their relationships with each other are interesting and believable. We grow to care more about them as the story and our time together unfolds. With no big bells or whistles, this film captured my full attention and left me still curious and wanting more.
I saw it at the Palm Springs Film Festival as a late choice among very few films with tickets still available. I'm glad I did.
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