UNLIKELY ALLIANCES
The Hidden Child
Il bambino nascosto 2021 110 min.
The Hidden Child

Roberto Ando’s movie, based on the novel of the same title, tells the story of an unusual friendship. Gabriele (a melancholic Silvio Orlando), a professor at the Conservatory of Music in Naples, finds himself in an extraordinary situation. A ten-year-old boy, Ciro (Giuseppe Pirozzi), suddenly comes running into his apartment, escaping from his Camorra-involved family. He and his friend have committed an unforgiveable act: they beat and robbed the mother of the mafia boss who rules half of the city’s criminal world, and the elderly woman is now hospitalized in a coma. In order to save the rest of the family, Ciro’s father wants to hand him over to the mobsters. Gabriele agrees to hide Ciro in his home, and a bond develops between these two very different characters from such different backgrounds, and grows stronger every day. Ando confronts two drastically different social orders: the world of the arts, music and culture is juxtaposed with the mafia and the violence of the streets. With a great sense of empathy, he presents a friendship that will not only change both characters forever, but also give them the strength to survive — in spite of everything and against all odds.

Włoski Instytut Kultury w Krakowie

Roberto Andó
Director
Director

Roberto Andó

Screenplay

Roberto Andó, Franco Marcoaldi

Pictures

Maurizio Calvesi

Cast

Silvio Orlando, Giuseppe Pirozzi, Lino Musella, Emma Villa, Salvatore Striano

Production

Italy/France

Color
color
Projection list
30.04.2022
17:30
Kino Pod Baranami - Sala niebieska
05.05.2022
12:30
Kino Pod Baranami - Sala niebieska