North American Premiere
Veteran director Gabriele Salvatores (I’m Not Scared) uses the superhero genre as a jumping-off point to reach the greater truths of adolescence, harkening back to 1980s adventure classics like The Goonies. Michele (Ludovico Girardello), who lives with his single mother (the superb Valeria Golino) in Trieste, is an unpopular kid who doesn’t seem to be good at anything. Constantly bullied, he sees his lovely classmate Stella (Noa Zatta) as the only bright spot in his life. One day, Michele discovers that he has the ability to become invisible, and suddenly finds himself drawn into a series of increasingly strange events involving Russian children who also have supernatural powers.