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Canada, 2009 (MIFF 2010, Next Gen)

Director: Ricardo Trogi

What are a few lies between friends?

The 80s were all about Rubik's cubes, Michael Jackson, cassette Walkmans, calculator watches and seven-cent popsicles. But for 11-year-old Ricardo Trogi, starting afresh in a new school in Quebec City, it is a time to make new friends and fall in love - the only problem is the friends don't like him and the girl doesn't know he exists.

Acutely aware of his swarthy Italian looks and his family's modest means, Ricardo discovers one way to fit in with his wealthy, white-bread classmates: lie about everything.

With more than a touch of autobiography, filmmaker Ricardo Trogi (Québec-Montréal) uncomfortably revives those universal embarrassing childhood memories, crafting a story that will ring true for anyone who never quite fitted in.

MIFF Recommends: Age 8+
Mild sexual references

D/S Ricardo Trogi P Nicole Robert WS E1 Films L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009

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