Italo Barocco

screens: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 18:30
location: 
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
tickets: 
$9 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Alessia Scarso
length: 
100min
year: 
2014
country: 
Italy

Original title: Italo Barocco  
In Italian with English subtitles

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Inspired by a true story, Italo vividly depicts the life-altering friendship between an extraordinary dog and a lonely child. One day, a good natured stray dog by the name of Italo wanders into the small Sicilian town of Scicli. At first, Italo's arrival causes a terrible uproar because everyone in the village is fiercely opposed to having stray dogs around! Everyone... except Meno, a precociously wise ten-year-old, who is as lonely and introverted as can be. Since his mother passed away Meno has shut everyone out, including his workaholic father. It will take all the unconditional love a special dog like Italo can give to force Meno out of his shell, leading him into a series of adventures that will teach him the difference between acting like a grown up and actually becoming one.

This comedy is sure to delight dog lovers of all ages. The director will be in attendance.

Themes: bond between humans and dogs

Recommended for ages 12+

Community Partner:
Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Vancouver
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