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Alessia Scarso | 2015 | 104 min - with English subtitles

The film 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 up at home and wreaks havoc in the city, where there is an order of the City of catching stray dogs, issued by mayor Antonio (Marco Bocci), Meno’s father. The man tries to face widowhood by diving into work, but he is not able to deal with his son nor with the interest from beautiful Laura (Elena Radonicich), Meno’s teacher. Through a series of fun and serious events, Italo will be the one making things and everyone’s feelings right.

The Cinema Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and the International House of Philadelphia, present the 2015 edition of NEW ITALIAN CINEMA. The festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, Cinema Studies) and aims at promoting Italian Cinema abroad with very recent released feature films.