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BE KIND

A self-produced, almost family-made film, which arose from Sabrina Paravicini’s desire to give her son Nino a special gift

«Diversity is like an elephant with a short trunk: it’s rare». These are the words of Nino, a twelve-year-old boy who, at the age of two and a half, was diagnosed with a severe, yet high-functioning form of childhood autism.

Today, Nino is the protagonist, the “heart” of a film that deals with not only those with whom he shares his “particularity”, but with all those who, in one way or another, are different.

Nino becomes a sort of Virgil who leads the observer teaching that kindness is the only tool that allows to actually listen to others. Along the way, Nino meets many colorful, influential characters who help to shape this beautiful story.

The film was screened at the 64th edition of the Taormina Film Fest and at the Rome Film Festival, while the film will be distributed beginning of 2019.

In 2018 Be kind has been recognized with the “People Award” during the “Capri, Hollywood – The international Film Festival”.

On February 28th 2019, Be Kind received a special mention at the Nastri d’Argento Italian Cinema Journalist awards, collected by lead actor Nino Monteleone and the film’s director, his mother, Sabrina Paravicini.

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