Jon Davies

Spotlight | La Pivellina (Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel, Austria/Italy)

By Jon Davies / December 16, 2009

La Pivellina, which translates as “the little one,” is set against the grey and grubby milieu of San Basilio on the outskirts of Rome—in the winter, no less. But while this cold, garbage-strewn setting would typically engender a harsh story of angst, brutality, or exploitation, co-directors Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel have instead captured a…

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