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My Brother's Summer

Original title
L'estate di mio fratello
Year
Running time
81 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Pietro Reggiani
Cinematography
Luca Coassin, Werther Germondari
Cast
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Producer
Nuvola film
Genre
Drama. Comedy | Childhood. 1970s
Synopsis / Plot
Sergio (played by young Davide Veronese) is a nine-year-old only child. Though apparently well adjusted, he is nicknamed 'the Lone Ranger' thanks to his solitary habits. His middle-class parents Anna and Paolo are going through a rough patch and unhappily debate whether to terminate Anna's unwanted pregnancy. During a long summer vacation in the country, the imaginative Sergio at first fiercely resists the prospect of a new sibling; then battles with an awful sense of guilt when his imaginary brother (Tommaso Ferro) fails to materialize. This impish figment of his hyperactive imagination refuses to go away, however, and comically becomes an inseparable if annoying companion.

This is a refreshingly offbeat, independent comedy that entertains with unpretentious originality. Stylistically, too, it shows a strong, individual voice.

Reggiani, who is making his feature film debut, has a deliciously delicate touch with the story, which is told in brief scenes revolving around Sergio's many role-playing games. A difficult production history drew out the filming over five years, but making a virtue out of necessity, the story ends with an inspired coda flashing forward to much older actors. (from tribecafilmfestival.org)

2005: Tribeca Film Festival: Narrative Feature Special Mention.
Awards
2005: Festival Tribeca: Special Mention
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