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My Brother Chases Dinosaurs (101')

International title: My Brother Chases Dinosaurs

Original title: Mio Fratello Rincorre I Dinosauri

Italy, Spain, 2019, 101’

Language(s): Italian

Director: Stefano Cipani

Awards:

- European Film Awards 2020; Young Audience Award

- David di Donatello Awards 2020; David of the Youth

Synopsis: Jack has always wanted a little brother to play with, and when Gio is born, his parents tell him his brother is a “special” child. That’s when Gio turns into a superhero with amazing powers in his big brother’s imagination, like the ones in his comic books. Over time, however, Jack learns the truth: his brother has Down syndrome, a condition Jack decides to keep secret from his friends. But how can you expect someone to love you if you conceal such an important part of yourself?

Director’s bio: Stefano Cipani, born in Salò, Brescia, is a film director and writer. He studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy and has produced a range of short films. My Brother Chases Dinosaurs is his debut feature film.