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A Pair of Glasses

Italy, 2001 (MIFF 2002, Fiction)

Director: Carlo Damasco

Annarelia, a ten-year-old growing up in a poverty-stricken town, lives in ignorant bliss until her mother saves enough money for a new pair of glasses. Steeped in Italian cinematic tradition, this beautiful film premiered at Venice Film Festival.

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