IFF20: MY BROTHER CHASES DINOSAURS (Mio fratello rincorre i dinosauri) 101 mins

3694 IFF20: MY BROTHER CHASES DINOSAURS

Screening Sat 3 Oct - Wed 14 Oct at:

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Monday, 5 October
1:00PM 
Friday, 9 October
11:00AM 
Saturday, 10 October
4:00PM 
Wednesday, 14 October
11:00AM 

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Saturday, 3 October
1:15PM 
Thursday, 8 October
4:00PM 

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Tuesday, 13 October
11:00AM 

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Inspired by a true story, My Brother Chases Dinosaurs is a joyous and poignant family film about imperfection and diversity. Jack (Francesco Gheghi) always wanted a little brother, and when Giò is born, he believes his father (Alessandro Gassmann, An Almost Ordinary Summer IFF19) and mother (Isabella Ragonese) when they tell him that Giò is a superhero with amazing powers.

However, as he grows up Jack learns his brother has Down syndrome, something that Jack decides to keep secret in high school. Concerned with making a good impression in the pursuit of the girl of his dreams, Jack hides the existence of his brother. But when the truth comes out, Jack learns that his younger brother's energy, vitality, and unique perspective can indeed change the world—just like a superhero.

Stefano Cipani’s feature film debut is a touching story adapted from the best-selling biographical book by Giacomo Mazzariol about his own “special” family. My Brother Chases Dinosaurs is a warm portrait of family in a coming-of-age tale on the fear of being judged by others.

Festivals & Awards
WINNER: David di Donatello Youth Award, David di Donatello Awards 2020.
WINNER: Young Audience Award, European Film Awards 2020.
WINNER: Sorriso diverso Award, Venice Film Festival 2019

Director: Stefano Cipani
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 including A Pill for David Friktenstein (2009) and Shine Bright (2016). Cipani’s debut feature film, My Brother Chases Dinosaurs, was presented as a special event in the 16th Giornate degli Autori at the 2019 Venice Film Festival.

“A joyful and touching ode to imperfection and diversity.
Cineuropa