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Category: Edition 2022

Gabriele Santoro lives in a working-class neighborhood of Naples and is a piano professor. One morning, while he is shaving, a delivery man rings the doorbell, he opens the door and, before welcoming him, runs to wash his face. At that moment, a ten-year-old boy sneaks into his apartment and hides in it. “The teacher” – as he is called in the neighborhood – will only realize it late in the evening. He will recognize the intruder, Ciro, a child who lives with his parents in the same building. When asked why he escaped, Ciro does not speak. Despite that Gabriele decides to hide him in his home, engaging in a singular and tenacious challenge to Ciro’s enemies.

Original Title Il Bambino Nascosto
Category Out of competition
Section Parental Experience
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 110'
Production Year 2021
Nationality Italy
Directed by Roberto Andò
Screenplay Roberto Andò, Franco Marcoaldi
Based on "Il Bambino Nascosto" by Roberto Andò
Director of photography Maurizio Calvesi
Editor Esmeralda Calabria
Production Design Giovanni Carluccio
Sound Luca Anzellotti, Roberto Moscioni, Paolo Segat, Yi Ming Zhou
Make up Federico Martellacci, Alessio Pompei
Music Gabriele Conti, Marco Streccioni
Main cast Silvio Orlando, Giuseppe Pirozzi, Lino Musella, Imma Villa, Francesco Di Leva, Salvatore Striano, Enzo Casertano, Tonino Taiuti, Roberto Herlitzka, Gianfelice Imparato, Alfonso Postiglione, Claudio Di Palma, Sergio Basile, Martina Lampugnani
Talent Manager Marita D’Elia
Produced by Angelo Barbagallo, Maria Panicucci
Production BiBi Film, Rai Cinema, con il sostegno di Regione Lazio, Film Commission Regione Campania

il bambino nascosto REGRoberto Andò

Roberto Andò was born in 1959, in Palermo, Sicily. He debuted as assistant director, working with director such as Francis Ford Coppola, Federico Fellini, Michael Cimino, Francesco Rosi. In 1986 he directed the puppet theater show La Foresta-radice-labirinto based on an original story by Italo Calvino. In 2000 he directed his first feature film THE PRINCÈS MANUSCRIPT. In 2012 he published his first novel Il trono vuoto which won the Campiello prize for best first work. On the novel he based the film LONG LIVE FREEDOM (2013), David di Donatello award for best script. In the following years he directed two other films, THE CONFESSIONS (2016) and THE STOLEN CARAVAGGIO (2018).

Director’s Statement

“A story set in Naples, in just a few square meters, those of the apartment in which a piano teacher keeps hidden a child he doesn’t know. A few meters in which the deep meaning of life and the possibility of loving and being loved are measured. The boy is the son of a camorrista, a mobster, and, as happens when childhood is denied, has not learned the ABCs of feelings. The piano teacher is a quiet, cultured, solitary man. A man of hidden, secret passions. Music is his daemon, the gauge by which he measures everything. He will be faced with the task of the emotional weaning of a difficult child, a rebel. A risky undertaking into which, after initial hesitation, he will throw himself fully.”

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