The life-altering friendship between an extraordinary dog named Italo and one lonely child is depicted in this charming tale for all ages which is based on a true story.
In 2009 the Sicilian town of Scicli embarks on a campaign against stray dogs and so the town is outraged when a lovable golden-haired mongrel wanders in and is befriended by Meno, a wise and introverted 10 year-old boy. Since the passing of his mother, Meno has shut everyone out, including his workaholic father (played by heart-throb Marco Bocci, best known for his role in popular Italian TV cop show Squadra Antimafia). It will take the unconditional love of a special friend like Italo 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, and teach the entire town the lesson of a lifetime. Alessia Scarso’s beautiful and unusual story is told with the warmest humour and upmost respect.
*NOT SCREENING IN HOBART