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An Italian in Tribeca

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- L'estate di mio fratello, directed by Pietro Reggiani, has just been selected to compete at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place in New York from the 19th of April to the 1st of May

An Italian in Tribeca

The Italian film L'estate di mio fratello has just been selected to compete at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival which will take place in New York from the 19th of April to the 1st of May. This Festival was created in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff and has already been attended, in only three editions, by over a million spectators.

L'estate di mio fratello (=the summer of my brother), written and directed by the film-maker from Verona, Pietro Reggiani, who also produced the film, together with Antonio Ciano for Nuvola Film. The film is set in the province of Venice in the 70’s ; it recounts little Sergio’s summer in the countryside after his parents tell him he is going to have a baby brother. The boy starts fantasizing and ends up imagining burning the baby alive. A few days after, his mother has a miscarriage ; little Sergio is confronted with guilt. The director waited a few years to shoot the end of the film, in order to show his character as an adolescent.

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In 1997, Pietro Reggiani directed the short film Asino chi legge which won prizes at many festivals at the time. Reggiani is also know for creating, together with Antonio Ciano, Nuvola Film, a company which produced, amongst others, Tutta la conoscenza del mondo" by Eros Puglielli.

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(Translated from Italian)

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