I’M NOT SCARED (Io non ho paura)


An Italian thriller from director Gabriele Salvatores that combines
a refreshingly unsentimental view of childhood with some of the most
breathtaking cinematography in years. At play in the lush wheat fields
near his home, a young boy accidentally discovers a dirty child tied up
in a deep hole. He comes to befriend the child and as the film
progresses, he learns the terrible secret behind the child’s plight.
The film proceeds at a leisurely pace, but not one scene is wasted and
each moment is fraught with danger, suspense, and beautiful imagery.
Having neglected this film at Telluride, I was glad to have a second chance. Not to be missed.