Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide
Filmfest 2005

Thirteen year-old Sandro is from Brescia in northern Italy, the only son of a family that in just two generations has achieved significant wealth. One night, during a sailing trip on the Mediterranean, Sandro falls overboard but nobody notices. By the time they return to look for him, there is no sign of the boy. Sandro is assumed dead but was rescued by a fishing boat carrying illegal aliens to Italian shores. Thus begins an adventurous return to Italy. Having confronted hitherto unknown expectations, rejections, hopes and disillusionments, Sandro has crossed over that thin line between adolescence and adulthood. And once over that threshold, nothing is like it was before. Based on the novel by Maria Pace Ottieri of the same name.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Matteo Gadola, Alessio Boni, Michela Cescon, Rodolfo Corsato


Director: Marco Tullio Giordana