Irish Film Institute -Flight of the Innocent

Flight of the Innocent

Director: Carlo Carlei

It doesn’t take long for Carlo Carlei’s debut feature to establish the young Italian’s directorial credentials. Deep in the Calabrian countryside, you Vito (11-year -old newcomer Manual Colao) stumbles across a shooting, the bloodied victim fleeing before an unknown assailant. When Vito returns home, a telltale blot of red on his father’s shoe markes him as the killer, but further shocks are to come. Later that evening, gunmen break into the farmhouse and slaughter his entire family. Pitched into the stuff of nightmare, Vito barely escapes with his life….

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