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The Miracle Child
(La Santa Piccola)

Italian Film Festival 2022

See any two films in our Italian Film Festival selection for £10 – simply log in, book your seats and the discount will be applied at checkout!

Silvia Brunelli’s The Miracle Child is based loosely on Vincenzo Restivo’s eponymous novel and tells of nine year old Annaluce (Sofia Guastaferro) who, much to the astonishment of her working class Neapolitan neighbourhood, one day finds she is able to perform miracles.

"...a thoroughly modern fairytale..."

The film chronicles the impact Annaluce’s ‘gift’ has on the community and her own family, including big brother Lino (Francesco Pellegrino). Brunelli’s micro-budget feature is a thoroughly modern fairytale and an assured, offbeat debut.


Scotland’s annual celebration of the best in Italian cinema returns with an exciting, wide-ranging selection from the past twelve months. Featuring work from both established auteurs such as Marco Bellocchio and Wilma Labate as well as emerging directors such as Michela Cescon and Silvia Brunelli, this year’s programme blends a variety of genres, styles and registers and, as ever, spans the length and breadth of the peninsula. Most of the titles are UK or Scottish premieres, including our opening film, Michelangelo Frammartino’s Il BucoThe retrospective screenings include a tribute to the late Italian film icon Monica Vitti and a centenary celebration of the great political filmmaker Francesco Rosi.

The Italian Film Festival is programmed by Dr Pasquale Iannone - who will introduce selected screenings – and is supported by Creative Scotland and the Italian Institute of Culture.