Italo by Alessia Scarso
The film, based on a true story, recounts the sad childhood of young Meno (Vincenzo Lauretta) following the loss of his mother. Italo, a stray dog that reached the Sicilian village of Scicli in a Fall morning, follows him home and wreaks havoc in the city, where the Mayor, Antonio (Marco Bocci), Meno’s father, issued a City order to catch all stray dogs. Antonio tries to face widowhood by diving into his work, but he is not able to deal with his son, nor with the attention he receives from Laura (Elena Radonicich), Meno’s beautiful teacher. Through a series of fun and serious events, Italo will be the one helping making things right.
Director: Alessia Scarso
Italy, 2015, 104 minutes
Film in Italian with English subtitles
ALESSIA SCARSO was born in Modica (Sicily) and she graduated in film editing at the “Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia” in Rome. She worked as an editor and post-production coordinator for investigative journalism, films and documentaries. She directed several commercials and institutional documentaries, and she debuted as a film director with Uninstalling Love, a short film that won several awards. She signed the editing of the film Come non detto, produced by Moviemax Media Group and Italo, which was presented at the 2014 Taormina Film Fest, is her first feature film.
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