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Italo (first feature)

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Italo

Italo

original title:

ITALO

directed by:

cast:

Marco Bocci, Elena Radonicich, Barbara Tabita, Lucia Sardo, Andrea Tidona, Leo Gullotta, Marcello Perracchio, Tomal, Vincenzo Lauretta, Martina Antoci, Matteo Koreshi, Tuccio Musumeci

cinematography:

set design:

Giuseppe Busacca, Maria Rosa Carpinteri

costume design:

producer:

Roberta Trovato

production:

Arà, supported by MiBACT, with the support of Regione Sicilia

country:

Italy

year:

2014

film run:

104'

format:

colour

release date:

15/01/2015

Based on a true story, Italo Barocco vividly depicts the life-altering friendship between an extraordinary dog and a lonely child. One day, a good natured stray dog by the name of Italo, wanders into the small Sicilian town of SCICLI. But Italo's arrival causes a terrible uproar in the village, everyone there is fiercely opposed to having stray dogs around.
Everyone... except Meno, a precociously wise 10 year-old, who is as lonely and introverted as can be. Since his mother passed away Meno has shut everyone out, including his workaholic father. It will take all the unconditional love a special dog like Italo can give to force Meno out of his shell, leading him into a series of adventures that will teach him the difference between acting like a grown up and actually becoming one.