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English (English subtitles)
Young Vanya's luck seems to changing when an Italian couple visit the dingy Russian orphanage where he lives and pick him for adoption he's nicknamed the Italian by the other children as a joke. He's all set for a new life but, worried how his mother will react if she found out he's been adopted, Vanya escapes to track her down. A poignant, absorbing drama that offers a sobering view of a Russian childhood.
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