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THE SPAG (M)

Australia, 1962 (MIFF 2011, Our Space)

Director: Giorgio Mangiamele

THE SPAG (M)

A portrait of growing up as a newly arrived migrant in 1950s Melbourne, The Spag revolves around Giovannino, a young Italian paperboy. When his father dies, his mother wants to return to Italy, but Giovannino wants to stay, despite always being the 'dago' and 'spag'.

D/P Giorgio Mangiamele Dist NFSA TD 35mm/1962

Screens with Ninety-Nine Percent, Mangiamele's only comedy, Italian widower Joseph Pino and his young son Peter live a chaotic and deeply opposed life. However their relationship begins to heal as they embark on a quest to find Joseph a wife.

D/P Giorgio Mangiamele Dist NFSA TD 35mm/1963

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