The Story of Cino (first feature)

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The Story of Cino (La storia di Cino)

The Story of Cino (La storia di Cino)

original title:

La storia di Cino


Giovanni Anzaldo, Joana Preiss, Giada Laudicina, Francesca Zara, Stefano Marseglia, Marc Andreoni, Jean-Louis Culloc’h, Luca Mercier, Philippe Nahon, Liliane Rovere, Donato Sbodio, Luisa Marie Seravesi


costume design:


Laura Cafiero, Ugo Adilardi, Valeria Adilardi, Karine Blanc, Michel Tavares


Paneikon, Metafilm, supported by Ministero della Cultura, coproduction Takami, with the support of PACA - Région Provence-Alpes-Cöte d’Azur, Alpes Maritimes, Eurimages, Film Commission Torino Piemonte





film run:



35mm - colour

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Piedmont, late nineteenth century. Cino, nine years old, lives in Cuneo with his poor mountaineers parents; he is entrusted to a shady French carter to be conducted in France and “rented” to work in the summer pastures of Mercantour. During the trip, Cino befriends Catlin, a girl of his age, who along the way gets ill with pneumonia and is abandoned by the carter. Arriving in France, Cino gets mistreated by his master, and soon attempts a desperate escape, which leads him to meet again Catlin. The two decide to walk across the Alps to back down in Piedmont and go home. The route to Italy reveals itself fraught with surprises and dangers, as the mountain, populated by mysterious and hostile forces, seems to have a magical influence on Catlin.