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IFF21 Glass Boy

ALL 90 MIN
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Synopsis

A heart-warming tale of courage and adventure, Glass Boy tells the story of 11-year-old Pino who is trapped in a small town and fed up with a life that is always the same. Confined to his family’s huge and elaborate villa, owing to a rare form of haemophilia, his life is controlled by his overly protective family.

Pino, animated by an unbridled desire for freedom and boundless courage, defies his fragile condition, the fears of his parents and the beliefs of his domineering grandmother when he meets the Piazza Vecchia Gang, a group of new friends who encourage him to leave the safety of his room and live his life like a normal child.

Featuring Andrea Arru in his first starring role as the daring Pino, Glass Boy is a modern-day fairy tale loosely based on Fabrizio Silei’s children’s book Il Bambino di Vetro. A tribute to great family movies like ET and The Goonies, this moving family-friendly story filled with humour celebrates the power of friendship.

Awards

WINNER –  Molodist International Film Festival 2021, Teen Screen Competition Best Screenplay 

WINNER – Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2020, ECFA Award for Best European Film for Children  

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Giffoni Film Festival 2020 

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival 2021 

Reviews

"Glass Boy carries within it a spark of magic. "

- Lifegate


Movie Information

Release date

Wednesday 20th October

Duration

90 min

Rating

ALL

Cast

Andrea Arru, Loretta Goggi, Rosa Barbolini, Mia Pomellari

Director

Samuele Rossi

Genre

Film Festival

Language

Italian with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square



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