The official Austrian Entry for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film. Bathed in the neorealist tradition of Roberto Rossellini and Vittorio de Sica, Little Girl ("La Pivellina") is a captivating tale of people at the margins of society who open their hearts to a stranger. In a run-down park on the outskirts of Rome, a two year-old girl is discovered and taken in by a family of hard-luck circus performers. A note in the child's pocket from a desperate mother reveals little about who she is or why she was left. As the bond grows between the girl and her surrogate family, this naturalistic drama becomes a revealing and soulful portrait of courage and discrimination, and of loss and togetherness.