LITTLE BOY LOST/ LITTLE BOY FOUND

By Tommaso BERTONCELLI

ETICALL MOVIES - as CONS

First film - Pre-Production 2017


    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • First film, True Story, Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 20 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tommaso BERTONCELLI
    • Synopsis
    • “Little Boy Lost” and “Little Boy Found” are two versions of Alesandro’s childhood. The first and main part of the film is cold and tense. Alessandro’s parents, Anna and Michele, are long divorced and their relationship is now only marked by resentment and pride. The tale is all set in Anna’s family’s place in the mountains throughout a summer and focuses on the moments of “trade” of the child, namely the times when Michele picks Alessandro up or takes him back home. The hostility between the parents, shown by long close-ups that often leave the center of the action off screen and by abrupt and nervous dialogues, grows silently scene by scene, without a proper explosion, until Anna sends Michele away from the house. Alessandro disappears, leaving his parents in a panic.
      The final part takes place in the woods, where Alessandro (who has never been framed until this moment, as though he had been “forgotten” off screen by his parents)has escaped and spent the night; it tells about his innocent, magic and playful childhood. While the first part has a precise screenplay, the second is semi-documentaristic and it’s based on the authentical (improvised) reactions of the child actor to a prepared series of inputs. While in the woods, Alessandro abandons himself to his childish dimension and “finds” his centrality in his game more than in his escape; he is finally ready to go back to his parents.